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The act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies.  Synonyms: colonization, settlement.

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"Colonisation" Quotes from Famous Books

... And yet minor impulsions might be indicated. It is a commonplace that from the days of the Napoleonic War to the middle 'fifties there were few great European events; commercial progress, developments of colonisation, machinery, literature, and the arts, somewhat peddling politics,[564] and the like taking the place of the big wars and the grandiose revolutions that ushered in the nineteenth century. But these mostly meaner things themselves claimed attention; they filled the ...
— A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 - To the Close of the 19th Century • George Saintsbury

... contingency of a rising island, not as yet fully stocked with plants, ought always to be kept in mind when speaking of colonisation. ...
— More Letters of Charles Darwin - Volume I (of II) • Charles Darwin

... unusually successful, and prepared the way for the first emigrants, who landed at Wellington in the North Island in 1839. A year later the Maori Chiefs signed a treaty acknowledging the Sovereignty of Queen Victoria, and the colonisation of ...
— Five Years in New Zealand - 1859 to 1864 • Robert B. Booth

... there—all at his own cost—save only for some provisions safe-guarding the royal prerogative. He went with excellent intentions, romantic ideals, a respectable force, and a sublime ignorance of facts. The Irishmen, mindful of the Munster colonisation, tricked him with an apparently warm welcome at Carrickfergus, permitted him to congratulate himself on roseate prospects, and then at one swoop cleared the district of provisions. They professed to owe allegiance ...
— England Under the Tudors • Arthur D. Innes

... Meanwhile the attempt at colonisation had been a failure and the fleet had sailed away and reached the Moluccas, to which ...
— The First Discovery of Australia and New Guinea • George Collingridge

... the use of all these insinuations of aptitude for colonisation, when there is not such another man in the world? We beg pardon; but we have actually discovered such another, and to introduce him suitably has been the sole aim of our existence in writing this interesting preface. In a most authentic ...
— Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 424, New Series, February 14, 1852 • Various

... when this new colonisation took place, but it must have been much earlier than the visit of Xerxes reported by Herodotus, which took place 480 years before Christ. The event may have taken place ...
— The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. • Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton

Words linked to "Colonisation" :   organization, constitution, formation, establishment, organisation, population, colonise

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