- (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
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Examples from the Web for semi-independent
Instead, Scroppo said, “I based the [categorization of] semi-independent status on the test that I administered to him.”One Breakdown Can Mean Losing Your Kid Forever
May 30, 2014
Each was run as a semi-independent entity, preserving stylistic and technological independence.R.I.P., GM
May 31, 2009
I remember in 1887 that I went up into a semi-independent state to see the prince.The Soul of a People
Baffled in this, he returned to his semi-independent conspiracy at home.The Life of Mazzini
The town was ruled by a semi-independent Kurdish bey as late as 1836.
Thus this professed enemy of republican principles became the head of a semi-independent little republic.
They wanted a consolidated empire, ruled from London, rather than a loose federation of semi-independent states.