Definition of Colonies. Meaning of Colonies. Synonyms of Colonies

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Definition of Colonies

Colonies
Colony Col"o*ny, n.; pl. Colonies. [L. colonia, fr. colonus farmer, fr. colere to cultivate, dwell: cf. F. colonie. Cf. Culture.] 1. A company of people transplanted from their mother country to a remote province or country, and remaining subject to the jurisdiction of the parent state; as, the British colonies in America. The first settlers of New England were the best of Englishmen, well educated, devout Christians, and zealous lovers of liberty. There was never a colony formed of better materials. --Ames. 2. The district or country colonized; a settlement. 3. A company of persons from the same country sojourning in a foreign city or land; as, the American colony in Paris. 4. (Nat. Hist.) A number of animals or plants living or growing together, beyond their usual range.

Meaning of Colonies from wikipedia

- territory of the sovereign. For colonies in antiquity, city-states would often found their own colonies. Some colonies were historically countries, while...
- The Thirteen Colonies, also known as the Thirteen British Colonies or the Thirteen American Colonies, were a group of colonies of Great Britain on the...
- The Colonies may refer to: the colonies of the British Empire the Thirteen Colonies founded in North America which became the United States...
- Colonies in antiquity were post-Iron Age city-states founded from a mother-city (its "metropolis"), not from a territory-at-large. Bonds between a colony...
- strengthen the home-country economy, so agreements usually restricted the colonies to trading only with the metropole (mother country). By the mid-19th century...
- for the Colonies. This became the main method of creating and governing colonies. Most Crown colonies, especially the white settler colonies had a bicameral...
- the 16th century with failed attempts by England to establish permanent colonies in North America. The first permanent British colony was established in...
- citizens resident in Crown colonies had no representation in local government. This was in contrast to self-governing colonies, within which the Sovereign...
- American colonies may refer to: Thirteen Colonies, which became the United States of America in 1776 European colonization of the Americas American imperialism...
- The colonies of the Republic of Genoa were a series of economic and trade posts in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Some of them had been established...
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