quango

noun quan·go \ ˈkwaŋ-ˌgō \

Definition of quango

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

Origin and Etymology of quango

quasi-nongovernmental organization


QUANGO Defined for English Language Learners

quango

Definition of quango for English Language Learners

  • : 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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