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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 




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