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third sector

the segment of a nation's economy that is made up of neither public nor business concerns, as nonprofit health or educational institutions.
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third-sector, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for third sector

third sector

another name for the voluntary sector
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Contemporary definitions for third sector

the business sector including charitable, religious, philanthropic, community, and volunteer organizations

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the other two sectors are private and public's 21st Century Lexicon
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