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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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British Dictionary definitions for parastatals

parastatal

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