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semi-official

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Pronunciation: /sɛmɪəˈfɪʃ(ə)l
 
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Definition of semi-official in English:

adjective

Having some, but not full, official authority or recognition: a semi-official visit
More example sentences
  • The information base on the war's conduct, however, has changed substantially with the recent appearance of the first detailed official and semi-official independent histories of the war.
  • There are tens of millions of CCP members; there are numerous factions with the party; there are numerous front organizations in the form of civic, official and semi-official bodies.
  • In Australia, we know that there is activity at official or semi-official level in South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria at least.

Derivatives

semi-officially

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adverb
Example sentences
  • Officially - or semi-officially, for reports of this affair remain ‘internal’ and incomplete - the girls were classed as ‘unaccompanied females.’
  • Even now, the Spanish government is semi-officially opposed to any critical examination of the country's past…
  • This is the first time, however, that I am aware a major UK church has addressed the issue directly by allowing such blessings to take place semi-officially.

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