non·gov·ern·ment | \ˌnän-ˈgə-vər(n)-mənt, -və-mənt;-ˈgə-bᵊm-ənt, -vᵊm-\

Definition of nongovernment 

: not belonging to or affiliated with the government nongovernment jobs a nongovernment organization

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In June, the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCHRN), a nongovernment group that monitors human rights and prisoners’ issues, put the number of political prisoners at around 120. Nelson Acosta And Sarah Marsh, The Christian Science Monitor, "Cuba releases environmental activist on parole after hunger strike," 5 July 2018 The bill would allow for garnishment of nongovernment wages or to pull from retirement accounts, if necessary, to pay for settlements. Natalie Andrews, WSJ, "Senate Passes Overhaul of Sexual-Harassment Policies on Capitol Hill," 24 May 2018 The project, running since 2015 after nine years of surveys and tests, was founded by the Moroccan nongovernment organization Dar Si Hmad, which works to promote and preserve local culture, history, and heritage. The Christian Science Monitor, "Fog catchers turn mist into water in the Moroccan mountains," 17 May 2018 Records show Perrotta received clearance in March 2013 for limited nongovernment consulting work but was required to get updated approval if his job duties changed. Michael Biesecker And Jeff Horwitz,, "EPA security chief also worked for owner of tabloid company," 25 Apr. 2018 Religious groups and nongovernment organizations critical of Fidesz have seen funding dry up. Patrick Kingsley, New York Times, "How Viktor Orban Bends Hungarian Society to His Will," 27 Mar. 2018 Some gleefully hoped for a few days off, trading notes about the previous government shutdowns in 2013 and 1995 and making tentative plans to catch a movie or visit a (nongovernment) museum if another shutdown occurs. Antonio Olivo, Washington Post, "The Washington region knows how a shutdown feels. And it’s not good.," 19 Jan. 2018 Under a separate piece of legislation, signed in 1946, all regulations from federal agencies need to go through a public notice period so nongovernment entities can offer feedback. Seung Lee, Newsweek, "How the Government's Drone Registry May Have Broken the Law," 29 Feb. 2016 And many children from more privileged families who attend nongovernment schools receive English tuition from day care through high school. Reuters, New York Times, "Iran Bans English in Primary Schools to Block ‘Cultural Invasion’," 7 Jan. 2018

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1839, in the meaning defined above

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