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

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