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Definition of Colonial


  1. Of or pertaining to a colony; as, colonial rights, traffic, wars.

Colonial Quotations

Negative freedom is freedom from - freedom from oppression, whether it's a colonial power or addiction to alcohol oppressing you. You need to be freed from negative freedom. Positive freedom is freedom for, freedom to be. And that's what's routinely ignored today.
Os Guinness

You have to realize that up until about 1959, Africa was dominated by the colonial powers. And by the colonial powers of Europe having complete control over Africa, they projected Africa always in a negative light - jungles, savages, cannibals, nothing civilized.
Malcolm X

Together we have travelled a long road to be where we are today. This has been a road of struggle against colonial and apartheid oppression.
Thabo Mbeki

These wars appear also to have given its death blow to colonialism and to imperialism in its colonial form, under which weaker peoples were treated as possessions to be economically exploited. At least we hope that such colonialism is on the way out.
Emily Greene Balch

My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important.
Sidney Poitier
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Colonial Translations

colonial in Dutch is koloniaal
colonial in French is colonial
colonial in German is kolonial
colonial in Hungarian is gyarmati, gyarmatos
colonial in Spanish is colonial
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