[pree-kuh-loh-nee-uh l]


of or relating to the time before a region or country became a colony.

Origin of precolonial

First recorded in 1960–65; pre- + colonial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of precolonial

  • It was true that Manon was still a precolonial planet only as a technicality.


    James H Schmitz