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Definition of colonial adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1connected with or belonging to a country that controls another country a colonial power Tunisia achieved independence from French colonial rule in 1956. Western colonial attitudes see also colony
  2. 2Colonial typical of or connected with the U.S. at the time when it was still a British colony life in colonial times the Colonial government of Vermont Colonial homes
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