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Definition of intergovernmental

: existing or occurring between two or more governments or levels of government

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Recent Examples on the Web Homer Glen does not have a public works department, but relies on an intergovernmental agreement with the township for road maintenance. Michelle Mullins,, "Homer Township voters to decide if township board or Homer Glen controls road district," 7 Oct. 2020 Ending the global commercial trade in live and fresh wildlife for human consumption constitutes a major pillar and will require international cooperation with governments, intergovernmental organizations, and communities. Christian Walzer, Scientific American, "We Need Federal Action to Prevent the Next Pandemic," 30 Sep. 2020 Anderson previously worked for the Trump White House as associate director for intergovernmental affairs and strategic initiatives at the Office of Management and Budget, according to Politico. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "Ex-White House staffer launches ads to get moms out to vote for Trump," 28 Sep. 2020 The current intergovernmental agreement establishing the Joint Office ends in June 2022. oregonlive, "Portland mayor threatens to pull city from county-partnered homeless efforts, county chair calls it ‘outrageous’," 23 Sep. 2020 And in our intergovernmental climate report, the Africa chapter has for the first time included heritage in its assessment. Joanne Clarke, Quartz Africa, "Some of Africa’s most important heritage sites will be lost to climate change without intervention," 20 Aug. 2020 In July Birmingham and Bessemer entered into an intergovernmental agreement to support the project, and tax abatements were approved by the Birmingham Industrial Development Board and the Jefferson County Commission. William Thornton |, al, "FedEx Ground to build $40 million Lakeshore facility, create 285 jobs," 13 Aug. 2020 When the euro teetered, the Eurogroup was a useful intergovernmental forum for the two sides: those who had money (such as the German government) and those who needed it (such as the Greek one). The Economist, "Charlemagne How a dining club briefly took over the EU," 20 June 2020 Kelvin Datcher, director of intergovernmental affairs for Mayor Randall Woodfin, said the ordinance is needed to increase revenue for restaurants crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Howard Koplowitz |, al, "Birmingham City Council Transportation Committee advances ordinance expanding outdoor dining areas," 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of intergovernmental

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Intergovernmental.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of intergovernmental

: occurring between or involving two or more governments

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