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noun [U] uk   /ˌniː.əʊ.kəˈləʊ.ni.əl.ɪ.zəm/ us    /-oʊ.kəˈloʊ-/
political control by a rich country of a poorer country that should be independent and free to govern itselfColonisation and self-government
adjective uk   /-ɪst/ us  
Colonisation and self-government
(Definition of neocolonialism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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