crown colony

crown colony

noun, often capitalized both Cs

: a colony (such as Gibraltar or the Falkland Islands) that is under the control of the British government

Full Definition of CROWN COLONY

:  a British colony over which the Crown retains some control

First Known Use of CROWN COLONY



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