: a British colony over which the Crown retains some control
Examples of crown colony in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebIn 1960, Britain ceded control of the crown colony of Cyprus.
BostonGlobe.com, 16 Aug. 2020 Scholars today believe that the unsigned letter was likely written by John Allan, an influential merchant and politician in Nova Scotia—today, one of Canada’s Maritime Provinces, but then a crown colony.
John Hanc, Smithsonian, 5 June 2017
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