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

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Japanese commercial fishermen caught their first whale since Japan withdrew from the International Whaling Commission, an intergovernmental body which has maintained a moratorium on whaling for 30 years. The Economist, "Politics this week," 6 July 2019 Some hesitancy stems from concerns about how blanket scheduling could affect researchers, but Martin said that DOJ and DEA are working on an intergovernmental solution that benefits the researchers. Clare Hymes, CBS News, "DOJ pushes Congress to permanently close loophole for knock-off fentanyl," 2 July 2019 In separate action, the school board unanimously signed off on a five-year extension of an intergovernmental agreement with the village to hire an outside firm that would provide crossing guards at the three district schools. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Glencoe District 35 expects salaries and benefits to rise; state aid to increase," 11 June 2019 Commissioners Tuesday tabled a vote on the intergovernmental agreement until June 25. Alicia Fabbre, Naperville Sun, "DuPage holds off on $100K for hazardous waste facility in Naperville; board member says city benefits most in deal," 11 June 2019 Trustees voted 4-1 Monday to approve an intergovernmental agreement with the Illinois Comptroller's Office through which the village can participate in the state’s Local Debt Recovery Program. Erin Sauder, Elgin Courier-News, "East Dundee signs on to collect unpaid fees and fines by using state comptroller's payment program," 6 June 2019 Oswego and Yorkville last year approved intergovernmental agreements and resolutions authorizing a contract for a lobbying firm to help secure funding in the state capital bill for the Metra project. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "General Assembly OKs $100 million for proposed Metra extension into Kendall County," 3 June 2019 The agency, an intergovernmental organization, supports countries’ transition towards sustainable energy. Samuel Ayokunle Olowosejeje, Quartz Africa, "Nigeria’s unreliable electricity costs its economy $29 billion a year—solar power would save billions," 1 June 2019 That deal failed to get the approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, an intergovernmental panel that reviews overseas acquisitions of American companies. Alexandra Stevenson, New York Times, "HNA Will Transfer Co-Chairman’s Stake as Ownership Doubts Linger," 13 July 2018

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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: occurring between or involving two or more governments

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