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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 of semiofficial
1800-1810
First recorded in 1800-10; semi- + official
Related forms
semiofficially, adverb
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  • The Kaiser had his "official" and his "semiofficial" organs.

  • It deals with the theory of socialism and is extensively quoted in the daily press as a semiofficial voice in domestic affairs.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Unfortunately, the consequence was, that I did not understand a word that was said at dinner—a kind of semiofficial reception.

  • In all cases only those speeches are here presented which have received official or semiofficial sanction.

  • On this subject I have found a remarkable admission in a semiofficial article, published as recently as 1872.

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace

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