semiofficial

[sem-ee-uh-fish-uh l, sem-ahy-]
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adjective

having some degree of official authority.

Nearby words

  1. seminole wars,
  2. seminoles,
  3. seminoma,
  4. seminuria,
  5. semiochemical,
  6. semiology,
  7. semiopaque,
  8. semiotic,
  9. semiotician,
  10. semiotics

Origin of semiofficial

First recorded in 1800–10; semi- + official

Related formssem·i·of·fi·cial·ly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for semi-official

semi-official

adj.

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

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