quango

noun
quan·go | \ˈkwaŋ-ˌgō \
plural quangos

Definition of quango 

British

: a partly autonomous regulatory agency especially : one in Britain organized outside the civil service but financed and appointed by the government

First Known Use of quango

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quango

quasi-nongovernmental organization

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quango

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English Language Learners Definition of quango

: an organization that deals with public matters and is supported by the government but that works independently and has its own legal powers

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