Qua si ational overnment ffice - A non-governmental body the board of which is appointed rather than elected. Such bodies generally have significant powers and finances.
This is an acronym for 'Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisation'. These are part of central government but operate at arm's length from it, for example, the Housing Corporation.
QUAsi Non-Governmental Organization; an organization that is financed by the government yet acts independently of the government