Meaning of Quasi
The English meaning and translation of this Latin phrase is as follows:
Definition of Quasi
The word 'quasi' is always used in combination with another word such as a 'quasi religion' or a 'quasi retirement'. The meaning and definition of this famous Latin expression relates to something that resembles or is an approximation but not quite - such as "nearly retired, but not quite". Its meaning is similar to the prefix ‘semi’.
Examples of "Quasi"
Quasi refers to things and actions which are not exactly or fully what they might appear, but have to be treated "as if" they were - hence the origin of its Latin term. Examples of the use of the famous Latin phrase can be found in general conversation. A 'quasi corporation' is an organisation that has some, but not all, of the attributes of a business. Other common terms are 'quasi war' in which opponents might postulate but do not go into battle and quasi experiment which is almost the same as an experiment' but lacking some of the attributes of an experiment..
It is used as a legal term as in 'quasi contract' meaning an obligation created by the law in the absence of an agreement or contract.
The popular Latin phrase or expression "Quasi" is so familiar that it has become part of our own, English language. The roots of this famous Latin expression lay with the language of the ancient Romans. The meaning of the expression is "As if".
The Latin language spread throughout the western world and was taught in schools and spoken by the greatest scholars. The use of this expression was so useful and popular that it has survived the passing of time, the phrase is one of our 'Latin legacies'.
"We attended a Quasi meeting during our lunch break."