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quango

a semipublic government-financed administrative body whose members are appointed by the government
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Culture was not thought worthy of that kind of attention.''Of course,as the son of an ambassador,Sir Bob is a past master at picking his way through the upper echelons of council egos, qangos,government committees and private sponsorship.
Many different quasi-governmental organizations (QANGOs) perform functions similar, if not identical, to the functions performed by states.
They are not only defined by the mandatory and permissive statute powers set out by provinces but also reduced by a welter of quasi-autonomous boards, agencies, authorities, qangos and special districts.