penal colony

Definition of penal colony

:a place where prisoners are sent to live

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : liable to punishment

  3. : used as a place of confinement and punishment

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

  2. : the territory inhabited by such a body

  3. : a distinguishable localized population within a species


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