[ in-ter-kuh-loh-nee-uhl ]

  1. between colonies, as of one country.

  2. of or relating to two or more colonies.

Origin of intercolonial

First recorded in 1850–55; inter- + colonial

Other words from intercolonial

  • in·ter·co·lo·ni·al·ly, adverb

Words Nearby intercolonial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use intercolonial in a sentence

  • In 1894 a second Conference was held at Ottawa, mainly to discuss intercolonial preferential trade.

    The Canadian Dominion | Oscar D. Skelton
  • Negroes were numerous, and an intercolonial traffic in slaves was established.

  • In 1673 an act was passed which imposed duties on sugar, tobacco, and many other products of intercolonial trade.

    The Colonization of North America | Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • It is usually irritating to arrive at the station on time for a train on the intercolonial Railway.

    Days Off | Henry Van Dyke
  • But will the Colonies accept the idea of a fiscal union of empire, which practically means intercolonial free trade?

    The War After the War | Isaac Frederick Marcosson