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Synonyms of 'colony'

(noun) 
Definition
the territory occupied by such a settlement
Cyprus, a former British colony, gained independence in 1960.
Synonyms
settlement
a Muslim settlement
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territory
They deny that any of their territory is under rebel control.
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province
the Algarve, Portugal's southernmost province
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possession
All of these countries were once French possessions.
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dependency
a tiny European dependency
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dominion
The Republic is a dominion of the Brazilian people.
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satellite state
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in the sense of dependency
Definition
a territory subject to a state on which it does not border
a tiny European dependency
Synonyms
protectorate
in the sense of dominion
Definition
(formerly) a self-governing division of the British Empire
The Republic is a dominion of the Brazilian people.
in the sense of possession
Definition
a territory subject to a foreign state
All of these countries were once French possessions.
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