nongovernmental

adjective non·gov·ern·men·tal \ ˌnän-ˌgə-vər(n)-ˈmen-tᵊl \

Definition of nongovernmental

:not of or relating to government or a particular government :not governmental
  • nongovernmental organizations/groups
  • Many people who are concerned about development are turning to nongovernmental methods of dealing with it.
  • —William H. MacLeish

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First Known Use of nongovernmental

1853



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