semicolonial

adjective semi·co·lo·nial \ ˌse-mē-kə-ˈlō-nyəl , 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

semicolonialism

play \ˌse-mē-nyə-ˌli-zəm, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-, -nē-ə-\ noun

First Known Use of semicolonial

1932

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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