noun Date: 1853 1. the quality or state of being colonial 2. something characteristic of a colony 3. a. control by one power over a dependent area or people b. a policy advocating or based on such control • colonialist noun or adjectivecolonialistic adjective

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  • colonialism — co‧lo‧ni‧al‧is‧m [kəˈləʊniəlɪzm ǁ ˈloʊ ] noun [uncountable] ECONOMICS when a powerful country rules a weaker one and establishes its own trade and culture there: • the new Third World states liberated from colonialism * * * colonialism UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • Colonialism — Co*lo ni*al*ism, n. 1. The state or quality of, or the relationship involved in, being colonial. The last tie of colonialism which bound us to the mother country is broken. Brander Matthews. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A custom, idea, feature of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • colonialism — 1853, ways or speech of colonial persons, from COLONIAL (Cf. colonial) + ISM (Cf. ism). Meaning the system of colonial rule is from 1886 …   Etymology dictionary

  • colonialism — ► NOUN ▪ the practice of acquiring control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically. DERIVATIVES colonialist noun & adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • colonialism — [kə lōn′nē əliz΄əm] n. the system or policy by which a country maintains foreign colonies, esp. in order to exploit them economically colonialist n., adj …   English World dictionary

  • Colonialism — This article is about territorial expansion. For the architectural style, see American colonial architecture. See colony and colonization for examples of colonialism that do not refer to Western colonialism. Also see Colonization (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • colonialism — The establishment by more developed countries of formal political authority over areas of Asia, Africa, Australasia, and Latin America. It is distinct from spheres of influence, indirect forms of control, semi colonialism , and neo colonialism .… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • colonialism — [[t]kəlo͟ʊniəlɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Colonialism is the practice by which a powerful country directly controls less powerful countries and uses their resources to increase its own power and wealth. ...the bitter oppression of slavery and colonialism …   English dictionary

  • colonialism — colonialist, n., adj. colonialistic, adj. /keuh loh nee euh liz euhm/, n. 1. the control or governing influence of a nation over a dependent country, territory, or people. 2. the system or policy by which a nation maintains or advocates such… …   Universalium

  • colonialism — co|lo|ni|al|is|m [kəˈləuniəlızəm US ˈlou ] n [U] when a powerful country rules a weaker one, and establishes its own trade and society there →↑colony, imperialism ↑imperialism ▪ a legacy of European colonialism …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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