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  1. a nonprofit organization, institution, corporation, or other entity.

Origin of nonprofit

First recorded in 1900–05; non- + profit
Can be confusednonprofit not-for-profit Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for non-profit


  1. another word for non-profit-making
  1. an organization that is not intended to make a profit
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Word Origin and History for non-profit

also nonprofit, 1922, from non- + profit (n.).

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