nongovernmental organization

Definitions of nongovernmental organization
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n an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government

Synonyms:
NGO
Examples:
Greenpeace
an international organization that works for environmental conservation and the preservation of endangered species
Markaz-ud-Dawa-wal-Irshad
a Sunni organization formed in 1989 and based in Pakistan; opposes missionary groups from the United States; has Lashkar-e-Tayyiba as its armed wing
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AA, Alcoholics Anonymous
an international organization that provides a support group for persons trying to overcome alcoholism
Red Cross
an international organization that cares for the sick or wounded or homeless in wartime
Salvation Army
a charitable and religious organization to evangelize and to care for the poor and homeless
UTN, Umma Tameer-e-Nau
a nongovernmental organization of Pakistani scientists that has been a supporter of terrorism; has provided information about chemical and biological and nuclear warfare to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda and the Taliban
NT, National Trust
an organization concerned to preserve historic monuments and buildings and places of historical interest or natural beauty; founded in 1895 and supported by endowment and private subscription
denomination
a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith
CORE, Congress of Racial Equality
an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality
citizens committee, committee
a self-constituted organization to promote something
foreign mission, mission, missionary post, missionary station
an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
communion
(Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites
Protestant denomination
group of Protestant congregations
vigilance committee
a volunteer committee to maintain order where an efficient legal system does not exist
welcoming committee
a committee to welcome new residents to a community
Type of:
organisation, organization
a group of people who work together

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