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Meaning of COLONIALISM

Pronunciation:  ku'lowneeu`lizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country
 

COLONIALISM is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: exploitation, neocolonialism, using, victimisation, victimization

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

2. A custom, idea, feature of government, or the like,
   characteristic of a colony.

3. The colonial system or policy in political government or
   extension of territory.

 
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