Definition of colonialism in English:

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colonialism

Pronunciation: /kəˈlōnēəˌlizəm/

noun

The policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically.
Example sentences
  • This period has been characterised by a resurgence of imperialist wars and outright colonialism.
  • The positive case argues that, on the contrary, colonialism played an economically progressive role.
  • This is the clearest manifestation of resurgent imperialism and colonialism on a world scale.
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