Meaning of “colonialism” in the English Dictionary

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colonialismnoun [ U ]

/kəˈloʊ·ni·əˌlɪz·əm/

politics & government a policy or system in which a country controls another country or area.

(Definition of “colonialism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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colonialismnoun [ U ]

uk /kəˈləʊniəlɪzəm/ us POLITICS

control by one country over another and its economy, or support for such control:

It took the nation a century to remove the chains of colonialism and achieve independence.

(Definition of “colonialism” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)