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co·lo·ni·al·ism

colonialism

 
pronunciation:
k lo ni lih zm
part of speech: noun
definition: the practice that a country is engaged in when it takes over another country and sets up its own government and colony there. A "colony" is what the country is called that is taken over by the more powerful country. Colonialism serves the purpose of creating wealth and power for the ruling country.
derivations: colonialist (adj.), colonialist (n.)