penal colony Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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penal colonynoun [C]

uk   us   (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)
Translations of “penal colony”
in Chinese (Simplified) (罪犯的)流放地…
in Chinese (Traditional) (罪犯的)流放地, 充軍地…
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