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colonialism

[kuh-loh-nee-uh-liz-uhm]
noun
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 control or influence.
3.
the state or condition of being colonial.
4.
an idea, custom, or practice peculiar to a colony.

Origin:
1850–55; colonial + -ism

colonialist, noun, adjective
colonialistic, adjective
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colonialism (kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
Also called: imperialism the policy and practice of a power in extending control over weaker peoples or areas
 
co'lonialist
 
n, —adj

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colonialism
1853, "ways or speech of colonial persons," from colonial + -ism. Meaning "the system of colonial rule" is from 1886.
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colonialism definition


The control of one nation by “transplanted” people of another nation — often a geographically distant nation that has a different culture and dominant racial or ethnic group. (See ethnicity.)

Note: A classic example of colonialism is the control of India by Britain from the eighteenth century to 1947.
Note: Control that is economic and cultural, rather than political, is often called neocolonialism.
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