semigovernmental

adjective

semi·​gov·​ern·​men·​tal ˌse-mē-ˌgəv-ər(n)-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce semigovernmental (audio)
ˌse-ˌmī-,
-mi-,
-ˌgə-vᵊm-ˈen-
: having some governmental functions and powers

Example Sentences

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

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semigovernmental was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Semigovernmental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semigovernmental. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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