[ sem-ee-in-di-pen-duhnt ]

  1. (of a political entity) having substantial self-government in regard to local matters but subordinate in such external matters as foreign policy; semiautonomous.

Origin of semi-independent

First recorded in 1855–60

Other words from semi-independent

  • sem·i-in·de·pend·ent·ly, adverb

Words Nearby semi-independent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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