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Crown Colony Line breaks: Crown Col¦ony
Pronunciation: /kraʊnˈkɒləni/

Definition of Crown Colony in English:


A British colony whose legislature and administration was controlled by the Crown, represented by a governor.
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.
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