Definition of intergovernmental in English:

intergovernmental

adjective

  • Relating to or conducted between two or more governments.

    ‘an intergovernmental conference’
    • ‘For the next two decades the EEC was de facto intergovernmental and advances to supranationality were blocked.’
    • ‘More recently, the counterattack of the European Council and the intergovernmental machinery has put this story in question.’
    • ‘He talked about the forthcoming European intergovernmental conference and the possibility that it would require a referendum.’
    • ‘Finally, the intergovernmental method finds member governments monopolizing both power to determine policy and power to decide how to organize cooperation.’
    • ‘The European Council was formally recognized as the most important intergovernmental body of the European Community.’
    • ‘A new intergovernmental conference could cut out the most controversial parts, making it more palatable to British tastes.’
    • ‘When regional or global intergovernmental organizations become the focus for policy-making, then NGOs seek to influence the proceedings.’
    • ‘This is where the intergovernmental perspective fails to grasp reality.’
    • ‘As such, the powers of member states and the intergovernmental dimension of the European Union have been privileged in the field of CFSP.’
    • ‘This intergovernmental perspective views federalism as a public administration process.’
    • ‘Finally, executive federalism has been the dominant mode of intergovernmental policy-making.’
    • ‘Yet no intergovernmental consensus for radical change exists.’
    • ‘These are decided on an intergovernmental basis, so that in these areas the European Court has no jurisdiction and the Commission's role is limited.’
    • ‘We turn next to federal and state budget trends to assess the potential for added intergovernmental transfers to local governments.’
    • ‘A number of intergovernmental conventions had been agreed; others were awaiting ratification or under negotiation.’
    • ‘The question of the relationship between the intergovernmental and supranational features of the Council is a theme that runs through this chapter.’
    • ‘This process is to culminate in another intergovernmental conference in 2004, leading to yet another treaty.’
    • ‘The task should be referred to an intergovernmental committee of the nation states, and the same structure should be available for defence, foreign and home affairs.’
    • ‘To start, gay-related policy has an intergovernmental dimension that cannot be ignored.’
    • ‘What is the source of the rules or standards under which governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental organizations evaluate and criticize a state?’

Pronunciation:

intergovernmental

/ˌɪntəɡʌv(ə)ˈmɛnt(ə)l//ˌɪntəɡʌv(ə)nˈmɛnt(ə)l/