crown colony

noun, often capitalized both Cs

Definition of crown colony

  1. :  a British colony over which the Crown retains some control

First Known Use of crown colony

1828


CROWN COLONY Defined for English Language Learners

crown colony

noun

Definition of crown colony for English Language Learners

  • : a colony (such as Gibraltar or the Falkland Islands) that is under the control of the British government


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