crown colony
noun Usage: often capitalized both Cs Date: 1828 a British colony over which the Crown retains some control

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Crown colony — A colony of the British Empire not having an elective magistracy or a parliament, but governed by a chief magistrate (called Governor) appointed by the Crown, with executive councilors nominated by him and not elected by the people. [Webster 1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crown Colony — ► NOUN ▪ a British colony controlled by the Crown …   English terms dictionary

  • crown colony — n a ↑colony controlled by the British government …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crown colony — n. a British colony directly under the control of the home government in London …   English World dictionary

  • Crown colony — A Crown colony, also known in the 17th century as a royal colony, was a type of colonial administration of the English and later British Empire.[1][2] Crown, or royal, colonies were ruled by a governor appointed at first by the Monarch and later… …   Wikipedia

  • Crown Colony — noun a British colony controlled by the British Crown, represented by a governor • Hypernyms: ↑colony, ↑dependency * * * noun, pl ⋯ nies [count] : a colony (such as Gibraltar or the Falkland Islands) that is under the control of the British… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crown colony — crown′ col′ony n. gov a British colony in which the crown controls legislation and administration, as distinguished from one having a constitution and representative government • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • crown colony — colony of the British commonwealth ruled by British law …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crown colony — a British colony in which the crown has the entire control of legislation and administration, as distinguished from one having a constitution and representative government. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • Crown Colony — noun a British colony whose legislature and administration is controlled by the Crown, represented by a governor …   English new terms dictionary

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