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Private sector

DEFINITION

The private sector refers to non-government, non-charity business. ‘Private’ reveals that it is owned by an individual, partnership or corporation in contrast to a community or publicly-owned enterprise. (Compare to Private enterprise.)

“When I retired from the Army, I joined the private sector as a security cop.”

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