a colony ruled or administered by officials appointed by and responsible to the reigning sovereign of the parent state.
American History. a colony, as New York, administered by a royal governor and council appointed by the British crown, and having a representative assembly elected by the people.
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- royal british legion,
- royal burgh,
- royal canadian,
- royal canadian mounted police,
- royal coachman,
- royal commission,
- royal duke,
- royal engineers,
- royal family,
- royal fern
Compare charter colony.
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