qua·​si-gov·​ern·​men·​tal ˈkwā-ˌzī-ˌgə-vər(n)-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce quasi-governmental (audio)
: supported by the government but managed privately
a quasi-governmental health-care agency

Examples of quasi-governmental in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even after planning began for this year’s festival, public confidence was eroded by a series of missteps by BOPA, the quasi-governmental agency that mounts city celebrations. Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun, 15 Sep. 2023 The quasi-governmental agency plans to persuade developers to preserve wetlands on their properties. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Aug. 2023 Hart took over the controversial, quasi-governmental entity in August 2022 after lawmakers restructured its leadership, frustrated with UIPA’s lack of progress and questionable deals. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Aug. 2023 The state auditor has launched an investigation of the use of settlements and nondisclosure agreements by state and quasi-governmental agencies, including the Massachusetts Port Authority, according to the auditor and a copy of an engagement letter obtained by the Boston Globe. Samantha J. Gross, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Aug. 2023 Wang previously served from 2015 to 2019 on the board of directors for the Baltimore County Revenue Authority, a quasi-governmental agency that funds and operates parking garages and golf courses throughout the county. Lia Russell, Baltimore Sun, 18 July 2023 In 1959, Scott responded to an ad for a bilingual French secretary at the French Film Office, a quasi-governmental agency that promoted French cinema in the United States. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 19 June 2023 Beyond the Senecas, the recent move by the state to dismantle the quasi-governmental board overseeing Batavia Downs — a harness track that now houses a racino and a hotel — has also prompted scrutiny of Delaware North’s ties to the Hochul family. Jay Root, New York Times, 28 May 2023 The indictments also charged McGrath, long loyal to Hogan, with using money from the quasi-governmental environmental service to pay for personal expenses. Darcy Costello, Baltimore Sun, 12 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quasi-governmental was in 1948

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“Quasi-governmental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quasi-governmental. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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