semi·co·lo·nial adjective \ˌse-mē-kə-ˈlō-nyəl, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-, -nē-əl\
: nominally independent but actually under foreign domination
: dependent on foreign nations as suppliers of manufactured goods and as purchasers of raw materials
— semi·co·lo·nial·ism \-nyə-ˌli-zəm, -nē-ə-\ noun
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