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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
a former British crown colony in SE Asia: included the settlements of Singapore, Penang, Malacca, and Labuan.
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Words nearby Straits Settlements
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How to use Straits Settlements in a sentence
The vegetation in the Straits Settlements is such as writers on the tropics have made familiar to us.Where Half The World Is Waking Up|Clarence Poe
In 1867 these settlements were converted into a Crown colony under the name of the Straits Settlements.A Visit to Java|W. Basil Worsfold
But the opium business is apparently still flourishing in the Straits Settlements.The Opium Monopoly|Ellen Newbold La Motte
The Malay spoken here is a different dialect to that in use in the Straits Settlements.
Malay is the current language of the Straits Settlements, among the variety of nationalities which gather in their towns.
British Dictionary definitions for Straits Settlements
/ (streɪts) /
(formerly) a British crown colony of SE Asia that included Singapore, Penang, Malacca, Labuan, and some smaller islands
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