parastatal

[ par-uh-steyt-l ]
/ ˌpær əˈsteɪt l /

adjective

working with the government in an unofficial capacity.

noun

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
/ (ˌpærəˈsteɪtəl) /

noun

a state-owned organization, esp in Africa

adjective

of or relating to such an organization
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