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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colonialism  \Co*lo"ni*al*ism\,  n. 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  or  the  relationship  involved  in 
  being  colonial. 
 
  The  last  tie  of  colonialism  which  bound  us  to  the 
  mother  country  is  broken.  --Brander 
  Matthews. 
 
  2.  A  custom,  idea,  feature  of  government,  or  the  like 
  characteristic  of  a  colony. 
 
  3.  The  colonial  system  or  policy  in  political  government  or 
  extension  of  territory. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  colonialism 
  n  :  exploitation  by  a  stronger  country  of  weaker  one  the  use  of 
  the  weaker  country's  resources  to  strengthen  and  enrich 
  the  stronger  country 




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