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Straits Settlements

noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
a former British crown colony in SE Asia: included the settlements of Singapore, Penang, Malacca, and Labuan.
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Straits Settlements

/streɪts/
plural noun
1.
(formerly) a British crown colony of SE Asia that included Singapore, Penang, Malacca, Labuan, and some smaller islands
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