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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Recent Examples on the Web 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 Instead, their nongovernment organization partners in the United States engineered a harrowing escape for Roya and some of her friends and family to neighboring Pakistan. New York Times, 24 Sep. 2021 Lenita Dunlap, an activist and community leader who has worked with nongovernment organizations in Dallas, said the crisis of people who become homeless will be unrelenting once the federal eviction moratorium ends Oct. 3. Imelda García, Dallas News, 26 Aug. 2021 Some nongovernment organizations and brands want BCI to swiftly and forcefully rebut the Chinese attacks, the people said, while others are pushing for a slower and more cautious approach. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, 6 Aug. 2021 Regulating commercial spaceflight first got Congress’ attention in 2004, after a competition called the Ansari X Prize to be the first nongovernment entity to send a crew to space. Washington Post, 23 June 2021 Both SpaceX and Virgin Galactic are preparing to fly nongovernment customers. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, 12 June 2021

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First Known Use of nongovernment

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Nongovernment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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