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English definition of “colonial”

colonial

adjective     /kəˈləʊ.ni.əl/ US  /-ˈloʊ-/
[before noun] relating to a colony or colonialism: Turkey was once an important colonial power. Various parts of Africa have suffered under colonial rule. a colonial mentalityColonisation and self-government describes furniture or buildings in the style of a period when a country was a colony: colonial architecture colonial-style housesArchitectureFurniture and fittings - general words
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