The parent state of a colony: it was to be the function of the colonies to cater to the needs of the metropole
More example sentences
- Alexander often confuses mother country with the metropole.
- Many writers have believed, however, that the modern European empires did involve such a systematic robbing of colonies to enrich the metropole.
- In other words, in the new dispensation, Palestinians would be like immigrants to a wealthy metropole rather than nationals of a poor third-world country.
late 15th century: from Old French metropole, based on Greek mētēr, mētr- 'mother' + polis 'city' (see metropolis).
Definition of metropole in:
- The US English dictionary