semicolonial

adjective
semi·​co·​lo·​nial | \ ˌse-mē-kə-ˈlō-nyəl How to pronounce semicolonial (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-, -nē-əl \

Definition of semicolonial

1 : nominally independent but actually under foreign domination
2 : dependent on foreign nations as suppliers of manufactured goods and as purchasers of raw materials

Other Words from semicolonial

semicolonialism \ ˌse-​mē-​nyə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce semicolonialism (audio) , ˌse-​ˌmī-​ , -​mi-​ , -​nē-​ə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of semicolonial

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Semicolonial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semicolonial. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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