Definition of semipublic
1 : open to some persons outside the regular constituency
2 : having some features of a public institution; specifically : maintained as a public service by a private nonprofit organization
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The other members of the media — who would come under heavy criticism for agreeing to subject themselves to this semipublic scolding, and in an off-the-record setting — dispersed when the meeting was over.
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