non·​de·​part·​men·​tal ˌnän-di-ˌpärt-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce nondepartmental (audio)
: not of or relating to a department : not departmental
nondepartmental meetings
The regulations also ban officers from using NYPD equipment for nondepartmental purposes …Jonathan Lemire and Veronika Belenkaya

Examples of nondepartmental in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amid calls to defund the police last year, the City Council made some modest cuts and moved some of the police department’s budget into nondepartmental funds last year. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 June 2021 Then there’s a whole bunch of nondepartmental expenditures, ones that don’t fit into any of the buckets listed above. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondepartmental was in 1870

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“Nondepartmental.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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