Meaning of colonialism
Pronunciation: (ku-lō'nē-u-liz"um), [key]
- the control or governing influence of a nation over a dependent country, territory, or people.
- the system or policy by which a nation maintains or advocates such control or influence.
- the state or condition of being colonial.
- an idea, custom, or practice peculiar to a colony.
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