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state-owned

adjective
 
 
ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT
owned by the government: a state-owned airline/bank/industry Many people acquired shares in the former state-owned group when it was privatised in 2009. The eventual deal will have to be approved by the French privatisation commission, because Credit Lyonnais is state-owned.
US owned by a state: Threatened by a ballot measure to disband it, Oregon's state-owned workers' compensation insurer found mixed support among local Republicans. state-owned land
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