Meaning of “penal colony” in the English Dictionary

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"penal colony" in British English

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penal colonynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpiː.nəl ˌkɒl.ə.ni/ us /ˈpiː.nəl ˌkɑː.lə.ni/ also penal settlement

a type of prison, especially one that is far away from other people

(Definition of “penal colony” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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