Quango meaning

kwănggō
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An organization or agency that is financed by a government but that acts independently of it.
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(chiefly brit.) A public advisory and administrative organization, as a board, composed of private citizens appointed by the government which provides funds for operation.
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(UK) An organization that, although financed by a government, acts independently of it.
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Origin of quango

  • qua(si) n(on-)g(overnmental) o(rganization)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the initial letters (the first two letters for the first word) of "quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization"

    From Wiktionary