third sector

third sector

noun
the segment of a nation's economy that is made up of neither public nor business concerns, as nonprofit health or educational institutions.

third-sector, adjective
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third sector
 
n
another name for the voluntary sector

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Main Entry:  third sector
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the business sector including charitable, religious, philanthropic, community, and volunteer organizations
Etymology:  the other two sectors are private and public
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