A union of citizens or subjects who have left their country
to people another, and remain subject to the mother country. 3 W. C. C.
R. 287. The country occupied by the colonists is also called a colony. A
colony differs from a possession, or a dependency. (q. v.) For a history
of the American colonies, the reader is referred to Story on the Constitution,
book I.; 1 Kent, Com. 77 to 80; 1 Dane"s Ab. Index, b. t.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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