from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A colony of the British Empire not having an elective magistracy or a parliament, but governed by a chief magistrate (called Governor) appointed by the Crown, with executive councilors nominated by him and not elected by the people.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a British colony controlled by the British Crown, represented by a governor


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