penal colony

Definition of penal colony

  1. :  a place where prisoners are sent to live

Word by Word Definitions

penalplay
  1. :  of, relating to, or involving punishment, penalties, or punitive institutions

    :  liable to punishment

    :  used as a place of confinement and punishment

colonyplay
  1. :  a body of people living in a new territory but retaining ties with the parent state

    :  the territory inhabited by such a body

    :  a distinguishable localized population within a species


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