parastatal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From para- +‎ statal.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

parastatal (plural parastatals)

  1. (chiefly Africa) A company, agency, or intergovernmental organization that possesses political clout and is separate from the government, but whose activities serve the state, either directly or indirectly.

Synonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

parastatal (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to such a company or group.

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

parastatal (feminine parastatale, masculine plural parastataux, feminine plural parastatales)

  1. parastatal

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