[ adjective ] having some of the features of public institution

Used in print

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

This is brought_out in the common religious ethos that prevails even in the denominationally diverse audiences at many secular semi-public and public occasions in the United_States ; and it is evidenced in the prayers offered , in the frequent religious allusions , and in the confirmation of points on religious grounds .

Related terms