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quango

noun [C] uk   /ˈkwæŋ.ɡəʊ/ us    /-ɡoʊ/ (plural quangos) often disapproving
an organization that is established by a government to consider a subject of public importance, but is independent from the governmentGovernment departments and organizations
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