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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The swaddling clothes of a Crown Colony administration are strangling us.
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An international conference will be held September 26-28, 2008, on the theme "Empire, Slave Trade, and Slavery: Rebuilding Civil Society in Sierra Leone, Past and Present." The conference, which will mark the bicentenary of the establishment of Sierra Leone as a British Crown colony in 1808, will be held at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull, Hull, U.K.
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By 1624, fed up with mismanagement and infighting that produced bankruptcy for the Virginia Company rather than a profitable economic enterprise, King James I revoked the charter he had granted the company and declared Virginia a crown colony answerable to him.
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