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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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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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