Definition of third sector in English:

third sector

Line breaks: third sec¦tor

noun

The part of an economy or society comprising non-governmental and non-profit-making organizations or associations, including charities, voluntary and community groups, cooperatives, etc.
More example sentences
  • Commissioners are responsible for reviewing the contracts, with representatives from the third sector.
  • A third sector we like is defensive, non-cyclical issuers.
  • Street cleaning, and some environmental functions, could be devolved to communities, parishes, the third sector and new neighbourhood enterprises, where appropriate.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day ween
Pronunciation: wēn
verb
be of the opinion; think or suppose