semicolonial


semi·co·lo·nial

adjective \ˌse-mē-kə-ˈlō-nyəl, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-, -nē-əl\

Definition of SEMICOLONIAL

1
:  nominally independent but actually under foreign domination
2
:  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

First Known Use of SEMICOLONIAL

1932

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