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semiofficial

[sem-ee-uh-fish-uh l, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i əˈfɪʃ əl, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective
1.
having some degree of official authority.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; semi- + official
Related forms
semiofficially, adverb
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  • The development of semiofficial cross-Strait relations has had ups and downs.
  • Such certificates are usually obtained through a semiofficial organization such as a local chamber of commerce.
  • There reportedly are numerous official, semiofficial, and private prisons throughout the country.
  • It's semiofficial: the national cost of methamphetamine rivals heroin in its national economic toll.

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