Meaning of semiautonomy

sem•i•au•ton•o•my

Pronunciation: (sem"ē-ô-ton'u-mē, sem"ī-), [key]
— pl. -mies.
  1. the quality or state of being semiautonomous.
  2. a semiautonomous system of government.
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