- Acronym for quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization. Such bodies, some members of which are likely to be civil servants and some not, are appointed by a minister to perform some public function at the public expense. While not actually government agencies, they are not independent and are usually answerable to a government minister.
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quango — (n.) 1973, acronym for quasi non governmental organization (itself attested from 1967) … Etymology dictionary
quango — ► NOUN (pl. quangos) Brit., chiefly derogatory ▪ a semi public administrative body with financial support from and senior appointments made by the government. ORIGIN acronym from quasi (or quasi autonomous) non governmental organization … English terms dictionary
quango — [kwaŋ′gō] n. [qu(asi )a(utonomous) n(on)g(overnmental) o(rganization)] Chiefly Brit. a public advisory and administrative organization, as a board, composed of private citizens appointed by the government which provides funds for operation … English World dictionary
Quango — The acronyms Qango and Quango, variously spelt out as QUAsi Non Governmental Organization, QUasi Autonomous Non Governmental Organization, and QUasi Autonomous National Government Organization, have been used, notably in the United Kingdom, but… … Wikipedia
quango — [[t]kwæ̱ŋgoʊ[/t]] quangos N COUNT In Britain, a quango is a committee which is appointed by the government but works independently. A quango has responsibility for a particular area of activity, for example the giving of government grants to arts … English dictionary
quango — UK [ˈkwæŋɡəʊ] / US [ˈkwæŋɡoʊ] noun [countable] Word forms quango : singular quango plural quangos quasi autonomous non governmental organization: an organization in the UK that is separate from the government but has responsibilities similar to… … English dictionary
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