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precolonial

[pree-kuh-loh-nee-uh l]
adjective
  1. of or relating to the time before a region or country became a colony.
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Origin of precolonial

First recorded in 1960–65; pre- + colonial
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Historical Examples

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

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    James H Schmitz