American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Partially self-governing.
- adj. Having the powers of self-government within a larger organization or structure.
- adj. Partially, but not fully, autonomous.
- semi- + autonomous (Wiktionary)
“One targeted the intelligence service headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, which is led by Massoud Barzani, president of the semiautonomous northern Kurdish region.”
“U.S. intelligence officials think that bin Laden and Zawahiri remain in hiding in Pakistan's rugged and semiautonomous tribal belt where the CIA continues to hunt them.”
“The intifada led to accords in the 1990s that established the semiautonomous Palestinian territories.”
“Police spokesman Morten Nielsen said those arrested will be taken to Nuuk, the semiautonomous Danish territory's capital, and kept in detention.”
“In the semiautonomous Kurdish region in Iraq's north, a protest organizer had his noise broken after eight armed and masked men grabbed him from the street, the statement said.”
“He has described the charges as part of a political vendetta by Mr. Maliki and for the past four weeks has taken shelter in the northern semiautonomous Kurdistan region, which is a state-within-a-state out of Baghdad's control.”
“With hands on bibles — both Arabic and English — the ministers of the semiautonomous Southern Sudanese government were transformed into the caretaker Cabinet for the new Republic of South Sudan at an informal and jovial ceremony.”
“The United Arab Emirates said Sheik Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi assumed the title of ruler of Ras al Khaimah, one of seven semiautonomous emirates that make up the U.A.E., shortly after the government announced the death of his father, Sheik Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi.”
“Dubai is one of seven, semiautonomous emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates.”
“The semiautonomous region is set to vote on independence in January.”
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