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colonialism

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noun co·lo·nial·ism \kə-ˈlō-nē-ə-ˌli-zəm, -nyə-ˌli-\

Simple Definition of colonialism

  • : control by one country over another area and its people

Full Definition of colonialism

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being colonial

  2. 2 :  something characteristic of a colony

  3. 3 a :  control by one power over a dependent area or people b :  a policy advocating or based on such control

co·lo·nial·ist play \-list\ noun or adjective
co·lo·nial·is·tic play \-ˌlō-nē-ə-ˈlis-tik, -nyə-ˈlis-\ adjective

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