neocolonialism

noun neo·co·lo·nial·ism \ ˌnē-ō-kə-ˈlōn-yə-ˌli-zəm , -ˈlō-nē-ə-ˌli- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of neocolonialism

:the economic and political policies by which a great power indirectly maintains or extends its influence over other areas or people
  • … wary opponents of neocolonialism are scrupulous about keeping their nonaligned credentials intact.
  • The Economist

neocolonial

play \ˌnē-ō-kə-ˈlōn-yəl, -ˈlō-nē-əl\ adjective

neocolonialist

play \ˌnē-ō-kə-ˈlōn-yə-list, -ˈlō-nē-ə-list\ noun or adjective

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