non·​gov·​ern·​ment ˌnän-ˈgə-vər(n)-mənt How to pronounce nongovernment (audio)
: not belonging to or affiliated with the government
nongovernment jobs
a nongovernment organization

Examples of nongovernment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Turkey launched 1,200 airstrikes in northern Iraq in 2021 alone, a higher rate than any time in the previous six years, according to data from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, a nongovernment organization. Jared Malsin, WSJ, 20 Nov. 2022 With 381,000 employees hired in the private sector in June, the U.S. eclipsed the prepandemic high of 129,625,000 total private, nongovernment jobs seen in February 2020, with the new total standing at 129,765,000. Rob Wile, NBC News, 8 July 2022 The reason: Decisions made in public schools are analyzed by the courts differently than censorship in nongovernment contexts. Erica Goldberg, The Conversation, 13 Apr. 2022 The company could have partnered earlier with nongovernment organizations to help address vaccine hesitancy. Jared S. Hopkins, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2021 Meadows, the committee said, played a central role in those challenges, communicating with GOP lawmakers, activists, Trump allies and campaign officials from the west wing, often using a personal email account and a nongovernment cell phone. Benjamin Siegel, ABC News, 13 Dec. 2021 The evidence includes bank transfers, flouted university policies, a chain of emails from nongovernment accounts and procurement votes in the supervisors’ chambers. Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2021 But in neither case was a formal legal opinion ever offered on whether a nongovernment employee could make such claims. Alex Leary, WSJ, 8 Oct. 2021 Over the first eight months of 2021, the Financial Services Committee failed to upload the disclosures of 65 nongovernment witnesses to the House’s document repository out of the 44 committee and subcommittee hearings that were held. Edward Graham, The New Republic, 4 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nongovernment was in 1839

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“Nongovernment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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