semi·​gov·​ern·​men·​tal | \ ˌse-mē-ˌgəv-ər(n)-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce semigovernmental (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-, -ˌgə-vᵊm-ˈen- \

Definition of semigovernmental

: having some governmental functions and powers

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Recent Examples on the Web Presidential daughter Ivanka Trump is assuming an ethically dubious semigovernmental position Michelle Goldberg, Slate Magazine, "Where Are the Good Republicans?," 28 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of semigovernmental

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Semigovernmental.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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