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governmental

Quasi-governmental

A quasi-governmental organization, corporation, business, or agency is an entity that is treated by national laws and regulations to be under the guidance of the government, but also separate and autonomous from the government.

While the entity may receive some revenue from charging customers for its services, these organizations are often partially or majorly funded by the government. They are usually considered highly important to smooth running of society, and are sometimes propped up with cash infusions in times of crisis to help surmount situations that would bankrupt a normal privately-owned business. They may also possess law-enforcement authority, usually related to their functions.

List of quasi-governmental organizations in the United States

Other quasi-governmental organizations or services

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