non·​gov·​ern·​ment | \ ˌnän-ˈgə-vər(n)-mənt How to pronounce nongovernment (audio) , -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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Here, the local arm of the Catholic charity Caritas, working with other nongovernment organizations, has helped with mapping and protecting the borders of the territory and with providing technical support for fish farming and agroforestry. Andrew J. Wight, NBC News, "After fires ravaged the Amazon, faith leaders join indigenous people in land conservation fight," 9 Sep. 2019 But nongovernment groups claim a much higher death toll, including many suspects killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen human rights groups suspect were financed by police officers. Jim Gomez,, "Amnesty seeks international probe to end Philippine killings," 8 July 2019 The Transitional Justice Working Group is a nongovernment organization founded by human rights advocates and researchers from South Korea and four other countries. Washington Post, "Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites," 11 June 2019 The study from the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation is the first nongovernment effort to measure the successes and shortcomings of changes to the hostage recovery process enacted by the Obama administration and left in place by President Trump. Eric Tucker,, "Report: US must communicate better with hostage families," 24 June 2019 Student and tuition fees made up nearly half the university’s revenue, followed by federal grants and contracts, nongovernment grants and contracts, and auxiliary enterprises. Alison Steinbach, azcentral, "Coaches and doctors: These university employees are Arizona's top-paid public employees," 13 June 2019 The complainants also include a nongovernment group that helps families of victims, and are represented by a legal group, the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers, led by Olalia. Jim Gomez, Fox News, "Duterte faces new 'crimes against humanity' complaint," 28 Aug. 2018 Pardon Congolese who suspect this is a fake excuse for disrupting nongovernment communications ahead of the release of preliminary results on Jan. 6. The Editorial Page, WSJ, "The Congo’s Crooked Contest," 2 Jan. 2019 Under the new regime, even nongovernment-backed foreign investors involved in such technology deals would have to file. Kate O’keeffe, WSJ, "Treasury Spells Out New Rules on Foreign Deals Involving U.S. Technology," 10 Oct. 2018

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1839, in the meaning defined above

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