nondepartmental

adjective
non·​de·​part·​men·​tal | \ ˌnän-di-ˌpärt-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce nondepartmental (audio) , -ˌdē- \

Definition of nondepartmental

: 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

First Known Use of nondepartmental

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondepartmental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondepartmental. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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