suborganization

noun
sub·​or·​ga·​ni·​za·​tion | \ ˌsəb-ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce suborganization (audio) , -ˌȯrg-nə- \
variants: or sub-organization
plural suborganizations or sub-organizations

Definition of suborganization

: an organization that is controlled by and subordinate to another organization It is seldom possible to reform a suborganization for the benefit of the parent organization without encountering resistance.— Theodore Caplow Every organization—except the very smallest—is a cluster of suborganizations of varying sizes, which are organizations in their own right …— Theodore Caplow

First Known Use of suborganization

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Suborganization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suborganization. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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