royal colony


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. royal british legion,
  2. royal burgh,
  3. royal canadian,
  4. royal canadian mounted police,
  5. royal coachman,
  6. royal commission,
  7. royal duke,
  8. royal engineers,
  9. royal family,
  10. royal fern


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