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third sector

noun
1.
the segment of a nation's economy that is made up of neither public nor business concerns, as nonprofit health or educational institutions.
Related forms
third-sector, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for third sector

third sector

noun
1.
another name for the voluntary sector
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Contemporary definitions for third sector
noun

the business sector including charitable, religious, philanthropic, community, and volunteer organizations

Word Origin

the other two sectors are private and public

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