from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Partially independent.
- adj. Semiautonomous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not fully independent; half or partly dependent.
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But several Sunni politicians are trying to persuade the powerful Kurds, who run their own semi-independent administration in the north based in the city of Erbil and also form the third-most-important faction in the Maliki-led government, to collaborate with them on ousting Mr. Maliki.
He did some work promoting human rights and semi-independent media but met resistance from the old guard in the revolutionary committees and the security services.
Pueblos are semi-independent nations with their own laws and regulations.
If you look at the overall plan of this interior, you will notice that the room with the bed is connected to another semi-independent space, creating a bedroom-living combo which we find to be quite interesting. - via Design De Interior
Postal Service is a semi-independent federal agency, mandated to be revenue-neutral.
Mr. Cano's death could pose serious succession problems for the guerrillas, who are grouped in dozens of semi-independent "fronts," or units, throughout the country.
West Kowloon Cultural District is a semi-independent organisation with HK$21.6bn £1.7bn in the bank and a chunk of land on which to build, with a master plan to be presented by Norman Foster Associates in September.
Izama says there are similar problems with policing, and even managing, other government entities that deal with security:“The bigger problem here is that you have got 14 semi-independent intelligence and armed units in the country, and the legal cover under which they operate is questionable,” he says.
The new program gives a larger role to the semi-independent Nuclear Safety Commission, rather than a separate nuclear regulator under the control of the industry ministry.
In Baghdad, Ayad Allawi, the Shiite former prime minister who leads a mainly Sunni contingent within the government, met with his Iraqiya group to discuss ways to ease Mr. Maliki out of his role, while Kurdish leaders met in Erbil, the capital of the semi-independent Kurdish region, with the same goal.
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