Definition of non-governmental in English:


Line breaks: non-govern¦men¦tal
Pronunciation: /nɒnɡʌv(ə)nˈmɛnt(ə)l


  • (Especially of an organization) not belonging to or associated with any government: eight foreign non-governmental organizations were involved in food distribution
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    • Though routinely referred to as a non-governmental organization, the US Congress funds it.
    • It must instead rely on complaints from citizens, firms, and non-governmental organizations.
    • Few non-governmental organizations represented anything but parochial interests.

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