charter colony

noun

often capitalized first C
: one of the three British colonies in America (Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island) governed by royal charter without direct interference from the crown compare proprietary colony, royal colony

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“Charter colony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charter%20colony. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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