crown colony

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crown colony

a British colony whose administration and legislature is controlled by the Crown
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It also remains one of a handful of Crown Colonies (the Falklands is another).
They owed their allegiance to the Crown and had the right of abode in the UK and throughout the Crown colonies.
Adderley, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, agreed in general, but pointed out that in distant Crown Colonies the Home Government could only supervise, they couldn't judge, except on the information supplied by the Governor.