Definition of Crown Colony in English:

Crown Colony

Line breaks: Crown Col¦ony
Pronunciation: /kraʊnˈkɒləni


A British colony whose legislature and administration was controlled by the Crown, represented by a governor.
More example sentences
  • The two islands were administratively joined in 1888; British Crown Colony government lasted until independence in 1962.
  • A British Crown Colony from 1866, representative government was gradually introduced from 1884.
  • The Greek majority population of the British Crown Colony of Cyprus demanded independence and union with Greece.

Definition of Crown Colony in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily