nongovernment

[ guhv-ern-muh nt, ‐er-muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF nongovernment
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WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "act of governing or ruling;" 1550s, "system by which a thing is governed" (especially a state), from Old French governement (Modern French gouvernement), from governer (see govern). Replaced Middle English governance. Meaning "governing power" in a given place is from 1702.

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