Quasi definitions

kwā'zī', kwä'zē
Quasi is defined as nearly or partially and is something that is almost or sort of like.

When you come to an agreement that is sort of like a contract, this is an example of a quasi contract.

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To some degree; in some manner.

Quasi-stellar object.

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As if; in a sense or manner; seemingly; in part.
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Seeming.

A quasi scholar.

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Alike in some sense, but not in actuality; resembling something but not really being it; nearly; almost like.
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A proceeding similar in nature to a criminal trial in that the defendant, if he loses, will be subject to penalties such as fine, loss of job, or confinement, yet it is not a criminal trial presided over by a judge. A parole hearing or a probation hearing are two examples of such.
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See in rem.
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Resembling or having a likeness to something.
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Similar to, but not exactly the same as; virtual(ly). [from 17th c.]
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Having a likeness to something; resembling.

A quasi success.

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Origin of quasi

Middle English as if from Old French from Latin quam as kwo- in Indo-European roots if swo- in Indo-European roots