colonialism

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noun co·lo·nial·ism \kə-ˈlō-nē-ə-ˌli-zəm, -nyə-ˌli-\

Definition of colonialism

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being colonial

  2. 2 :  something characteristic of a colony

  3. 3 a :  control by one power over a dependent area or people b :  a policy advocating or based on such control

colonialist

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colonialistic

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1847

First Known Use of colonialism

1847


COLONIALISM Defined for English Language Learners

colonialism

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noun co·lo·nial·ism \kə-ˈlō-nē-ə-ˌli-zəm, -nyə-ˌli-\

Definition of colonialism for English Language Learners

  • : control by one country over another area and its people


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