Definition of semiofficial
: having some official authority or standing
semiofficiallyplay \-ˈfi-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb
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There was government propaganda, censorship, semiofficial law enforcement locking people up, the  red scare.
The semiofficial Tasnim news agency said the cause of incident is under investigation.
Turkey’s semiofficial Anadolu news agency reported.
In recent months, officers from Nigeria’s police and State Security Service have launched nationwide raids on semiofficial money changers who swap valuable U.S. dollars for wads of the naira currency.
Mr. Abdollahian told the semiofficial news agency Fars that the execution of Sheikh Nimr was the latest such blunder.
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