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colonial

co·lo·ni·al

colonial

 
 
pronunciation:
k lo ni l
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or related to a colony or colonies.
India and South Africa were once part of the British colonial empire.
definition 2: of or related to the thirteen British colonies that became the United States, or to the period before they became independent.
We learned about American colonial history in class.
derivation: colonially (adv.)
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The word colonial contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.