adjective Date: 1888 essentially public (as in services rendered) although under private ownership or control

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  • quasi-public — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷+ adjective : essentially public (as in services rendered, functions performed, or source of income received) although under private ownership or control : affected with a public interest quasi public enterprises like railroads * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • quasi-public — adj.; quasi publicly, adv. * * * …   Universalium

  • Quasi-public corporation — Public service corporation Public service corporation or sometimes Quasi public corporation Quasi public corporation A corporation, such as a railroad company, lighting company, water company, etc., organized or chartered to follow a public… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quasi-Public Corporation — A type of corporation in the private sector that is backed by a branch of government that has a public mandate to provide a given service. Most quasi public corporations began as government agencies, but have since become separate entities. It is …   Investment dictionary

  • quasi-public corporation — A public service corporation; a corporation affected with a public interest. 18 Am J2d Corp § 9. A private corporation which has been given certain powers of a public nature, such as the power of eminent domain. Philadelphia Rural Transit Co. v… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • quasi-public company — private company in which public has a vested interest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quasi-public corporation — /ˌkweɪzaɪ ˌpʌblɪk ˌkɔ:pə reɪʃ(ə)n/ noun a US institution which is privately owned, but which serves a public function (such as the Federal National Mortgage Association) …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • quasi-public use — The use of premises by a public utility. 23 Am J2d Ded § 5 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • quasi-public corporation — A corporation that is operated privately, but is supported by the government in its operations and that often traded publicly. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • quasi — qua·si 1 / kwā ˌzī, ˌsī; kwä zē, sē/ adj [Latin, as if, as it were, from quam as + si if]: having such a resemblance to another thing as to fall within its general category a quasi corporation quasi 2 adv: in some significant sense or degree… …   Law dictionary

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