organ

organ or‧gan [ˈɔːgən ǁ ˈɔːr-] noun [countable] formal
1. a magazine or newspaper which presents the ideas and opinions of a political party or other organization:

• These newspapers were essentially house organs for political factions.

• a copy of the McDonald's Corp. in-house organ (= magazine that it produces for its own employees )

2. an organization that does a particular kind of work for the government or another organization or group:

• an overall accrual of power to the central organs of state

• The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the UN.

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organ UK US /ˈɔːgən/ noun [C]
COMMUNICATIONS a newspaper or magazine that represents the opinions of a group or organization, or that is produced for a particular group of people: »

The monthly journal was once the official organ of the Communist party.

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She edits the company's house organ that is distributed to employees twice a year.

GOVERNMENT an organization that works as part of a larger organization, for example, a government: »

China's top national security policy organ

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the courts and other government organs


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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