quasi-public

adjective
qua·si-pub·lic | \ˌkwā-ˌzī-ˈpə-blik, -ˌsī-, ˌkwä-zē-, -sē-\

Definition of quasi-public 

: essentially public (as in services rendered) although under private ownership or control

First Known Use of quasi-public

1839, in the meaning defined above

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