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parastatal

[par-uh-steyt-l] /ˌpær əˈsteɪt l/
adjective
1.
working with the government in an unofficial capacity.
noun
2.
a parastatal company or group.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; para-1 + state + -al1
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Examples from the web for parastatal
  • The government bureaucracy is composed of ministries, special agencies, and parastatal companies.
  • The parastatal has been poorly managed and cotton yields have been steadily declining over the past several years.
  • Furthering structural reform, the government has sought to privatize a number of parastatal companies.
  • The country's cement plant and oil refinery were operated by parastatal companies before they were closed.
  • The cement plant and refinery were operated by parastatal companies before their closure.
British Dictionary definitions for parastatal

parastatal

/ˌpærəˈsteɪtəl/
noun
1.
a state-owned organization, esp in Africa
adjective
2.
of or relating to such an organization
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