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parastatal

[par-uh-steyt-l]
adjective
  1. working with the government in an unofficial capacity.
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noun
  1. a parastatal company or group.
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Origin of parastatal

First recorded in 1965–70; para-1 + state + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for parastatal

parastatal

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