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English definition of “imperialist”


adjective     /ɪmˈpɪə.ri.ə.lɪst/ US  /-ˈpɪr.i-/ (also imperialistic) often disapproving
supporting or relating to imperialism: an imperialist powerColonisation and self-government
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