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A former Spanish viceroyalty of northern South America including present-day Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Venezuela. It was under Spanish rule from the 1530s to 1819.
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1. (Placename) a former Spanish presidency and later viceroyalty in South America. At its greatest extent it consisted of present-day Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador
2. (Placename) the name of Colombia when it formed, with Panama, part of Great Colombia (1819–30)
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1. a former Spanish viceroyalty in NW South America, comprising the present republics of Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, and Panama.
2. the early name of Colombia.
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