qua·​si-pub·​lic ˌkwā-ˌzī-ˈpə-blik How to pronounce quasi-public (audio)
: essentially public (as in services rendered) although under private ownership or control

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The surveillance photos were taken by one of four investigators employed by the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, the quasi-public entity whose future is uncertain. Mark Pazniokas, Hartford Courant, 26 Feb. 2023 And maybe a new quasi-public authority could be created to oversee these and other harbor resiliency projects. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quasi-public was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Quasi-public.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quasi-public. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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