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parastatal

[ par-uh-steyt-l ]

adjective

  1. working with the government in an unofficial capacity.


noun

  1. a parastatal company or group.

parastatal

/ ˌpærəˈsteɪtəl /

noun

  1. a state-owned organization, esp in Africa


adjective

  1. of or relating to such an organization

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Word History and Origins

Origin of parastatal1

First recorded in 1965–70; para- 1 + state + -al 1

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