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semicolonial

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adjective semi·co·lo·nial \ˌse-mē-kə-ˈlō-nyəl, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-, -nē-əl\

Definition of semicolonial

  1. 1 :  nominally independent but actually under foreign domination

  2. 2 :  dependent on foreign nations as suppliers of manufactured goods and as purchasers of raw materials

semicolonialism

play \-nyə-ˌli-zəm, -nē-ə-\ noun


1932

First Known Use of semicolonial

1932


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