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Synonyms for colony

an area subject to rule by an outside power

Synonyms for colony

a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland

a group of organisms of the same type living or growing together

one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States

a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated

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a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country

(microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell

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But the English lawyers had decided that Parliament was omnipotent--and Parliament, in its omnipotence, instead of trial by jury and the Habeas Corpus, enacted admiralty courts in England to try Americans for offences charged against them as committed in America; instead of the privileges of Magna Charta, nullified the charter itself of Massachusetts Bay; shut up the port of Boston; sent armies and navies to keep the peace and teach the colonies that John Hampden was a rebel and Algernon Sidney a traitor.
The dissolution of allegiance to the British crown, the severance of the colonies from the British Empire, and their actual existence as independent States, were definitively established in fact, by war and peace.
On the contrary, that same assembly which issued the Declaration of Independence, instead of continuing to act in the name and by the authority of the good people of the United States, had, immediately after the appointment of the committee to prepare the Declaration, appointed another committee, of one member from each colony, to prepare and digest the form of confederation to be entered into between the colonies.
That committee reported on the twelfth of July, eight days after the Declaration of Independence had been issued, a draft of articles of confederation between the colonies.
In the Declaration of Independence, the enacting and constituent party dispensing and delegating sovereign power is the whole people of the United Colonies.
The signers of the Declaration further averred, that the one people of the United Colonies were then precisely in that situation--with a government degenerated into tyranny, and called upon by the laws of nature and of nature's God to dissolve that government and to institute another.
The settlers of all the former European colonies had contented themselves with the powers conferred upon them by their respective charters, without looking beyond the seal of the royal parchment for the measure of their rights and the rule of their duties.
The sparks of dissension soon kindled into a blaze; and the colonies, or rather, as they quickly declared themselves, THE STATES, became a scene of strife and bloodshed for years.
Up to that time the uncle had merely spoken of the Colonies
And England, at the sacrifice of her great colonies, had succeeded only in retaining India.
Tenders are invited for Providing water supply in newly approved colonies in Taraori Town.
Termite colonies have a long life cycle, wherein the colony needs to mature before being able to invest in reproduction (Nutting 1969).
But now we're seeing these symptoms -- a high percentage of larvae deaths -- in colonies that have relatively few of these mites.
Three more factories based in Israeli colonies and owned by Palestinians were given a year's grace period (ends in April 2011) to shift to Palestinian industrial zones in the West Bank", he said.
Washington, November 5 (ANI): A new research has shown that in some cases, the colonies of army ants can be cooperative instead of combative, by joining neighboring colonies after the death of their respective queen.