Quasi () : As if; as though; as it were; in a manner sense or degree;
having some resemblance to; qualified; -- used as an adjective, or a
prefix with a noun or an adjective; as, a quasi contract, an implied
contract, an obligation which has arisen from some act, as if from a
contract; a quasi corporation, a body that has some, but not all, of
the peculiar attributes of a corporation; a quasi argument, that which
resembles, or is used as, an argument; quasi historical, apparently
historical, seeming to be historical.