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English Dictionary: colonialism by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
colonialism
n
  1. exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country
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.
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