Definition of parapublic in English:

parapublic

adjective

Canadian
  • (of an organization or service) partially funded, operated, or owned by the government.

    ‘the company manages assets for public sector and parapublic pension plans’

Origin

1970s originally formed in French on the same model as English words such as paramilitary and parastatal (see para-).

Pronunciation

parapublic

/parəˈpʌblɪk/