[sem-ee-uh-fish-uh l, sem-ahy-]


having some degree of official authority.

Origin of semiofficial

First recorded in 1800–10; semi- + official
Related formssem·i·of·fi·cial·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for semi-official

1798, from semi- + official (adj.). Related: Semi-officially.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper