Etymology
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colonial (adj.)

"pertaining to or belonging to a colony," 1756, from Latin colonia (see colony) + -al (1), or directly from colony on model of baronoinal. In U.S., especially "from or characteristic of America during colonial times" (1776). The noun meaning "inhabitant of a colony, a colonist" is recorded from 1816.

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Definitions of colonial
1
colonial (adj.)
of or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony;
colonial (adj.)
of animals who live in colonies, such as ants;
colonial (adj.)
composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony;
coral is a colonial organism
Synonyms: compound
2
colonial (n.)
a resident of a colony;
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