semicolony

noun
semi·​col·​o·​ny | \ ˌse-mē-ˈkä-lə-nē How to pronounce semicolony (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semicolony

: a semicolonial state

First Known Use of semicolony

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of semicolony was in 1945

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“Semicolony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semicolony. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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