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Colonial, adjective and noun

Forms:
Also with small initial.
Origin:
English
historical
Note:
Used also in the general English senses, but primarily with the following meanings.
A. adjective Of or pertaining to the Cape Colony. See also Colony.
1824 W.J. Burchell Trav. II. 97Bidding me farewell in the colonial manner, by repeating the word dag, they hasted away to their Kraal.
1971 Grocott’s Mail 24 Aug. 3It is, as its title page states, a ‘Picture Record of the Movements of the British, Colonial and Boer Forces engaged in the Conflict’.
B. noun An inhabitant of the Cape Colony; one born there.
1917 A.W. Carter Informant, Ladybrand 20 Aug.The Administrator — Gorges — is a Colonial and not imposing but was very affable and has just let me know that he is arranging a visit to the Govt. Farm.
1987 W. Steenkamp Blockhouse 22If your horse gave in, that was the end of you, especially if the English got you and you were a rebel colonial. Then it was a short trial and a fast hanging.
Of or pertaining to the Cape Colony.
An inhabitant of the Cape Colony; one born there.

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