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Posted by Gary on June 30, 2003

In Reply to: Quango posted by pdianek on June 30, 2003

: I've come upon this word recently in the British press. It seems to be used regarding politics. What is the meaning?

It's an acronym - Quasi Non-Government Organisation. Used in (at least) the UK and USA and usually used to refer to organisations that are backed by government but not formally part of it. The Housing Association is an example from the UK.