in·​ter·​gov·​ern·​men·​tal | \ ˌin-tər-ˌgə-vər(n)-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce intergovernmental (audio) \

Definition of intergovernmental

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

Examples of intergovernmental in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the contract is for $65,000, the Kane County Forest Preserve District will pay for half of the repairs through an intergovernmental agreement with the city. Steve Lord,, 12 Oct. 2021 The tax on earnings where companies have no physical presence would require countries to sign up to an intergovernmental agreement during the course of 2022, with implementation in 2023. David Mchugh, ajc, 9 Oct. 2021 The intergovernmental Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently pushed for a corporate minimum tax of 15% as another way to attack the tax haven problem. Beverly Moran, The Conversation, 5 Oct. 2021 Hackers breached the United Nations’ computer networks earlier this year and made off with a trove of data that could be used to target agencies within the intergovernmental organization. William Turton And Kartikay Mehrotra / Bloomberg, Time, 9 Sep. 2021 Those negotiations would include an intergovernmental agreement that lays out the parameters for the service. James T. Norman,, 9 Sep. 2021 In Indiana, the Clay County Jail detains people for ICE under a contract with the U.S. Marshals Service and ICE also has an intergovernmental service agreement with the Marion County Jail. Natalia E. Contreras, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Sep. 2021 These kinds of projects are expensive, and intergovernmental collaboration, at least in New York, has historically proven complicated. Ciara Nugent, Time, 3 Sep. 2021 Domestic and intergovernmental counterterrorism relationships—in particular, those that involve intelligence sharing—forged after September 11 for addressing jihadists could be reoriented toward new far-right threats. Jonathan Stevenson, The New York Review of Books, 3 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of intergovernmental

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intergovernmental was in 1927

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“Intergovernmental.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of intergovernmental

: occurring between or involving two or more governments

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