quango

[kwang-goh]
noun, plural quangos.
(especially in Great Britain) a semi-public advisory and administrative body supported by the government and having most of its members appointed by the government.

Origin:
1975–80; qu(asi)-a(utonomous) n(on-)g(overnmental) o(rganization) or qu(asi)-a(utonomous) n(ational) g(overnmental) o(rganization)

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quango (ˈkwæŋɡəʊ)
 
n , pl -gos
a semipublic government-financed administrative body whose members are appointed by the government
 
[C20: qu(asi-)a(utonomous) n(on)g(overnmental) o(rganization)]

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