crown colony


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crown colony

n.
A British colony in which the government in London has some control of legislation, usually administered by an appointed governor.

crown colony

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a British colony whose administration and legislature is controlled by the Crown

crown′ col′ony


n.
a British colony in which the crown controls legislation and administration, as distinguished from one having a constitution and representative government.
[1835–45]
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Noun1.Crown Colony - a British colony controlled by the British Crown, represented by a governor
dependency, colony - a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
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