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colonialadjective

 us   /kəˈloʊ·ni·əl/
politics & government involving a period of political control by a more powerful country.
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colonialadjective

uk   /kəˈləʊ.ni.əl/  us   /kəˈloʊ.ni.əl/
[before noun] relating to a colony or colonialism: Turkey was once an important colonial power. Various parts of Africa have suffered under colonial rule. a colonial mentality
Colonial furniture or buildings are in the style of a period when a country was a colony: colonial architecture colonial-style houses

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colonialnoun [C]

uk   /kəˈləʊ.ni.əl/  us   /kəˈloʊ.ni.əl/
a person from another country who lives in a colony, especially as part of its system of government
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