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COLONY. 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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The precious water resources that supply these areas will be siphoned off for colonists to bathe and wash away any guilt all right-thinking people feel at this criminal misappropriation.
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The taxes angered the colonists. Though officially ruled by British monarch King George III and Parliament, each colony had its own local government and elected representatives.
He argues that most Lost Colony theories have been based on four fallacies: that master pilot Simon Fernandez was responsible for the failure of the colony through incompetence or villainy; that John Smith's references to the omen cloathedo at Ocanahonan and Pakrakanick were Lost Colonists; that Wahunsunacock, know to the English as Chief Powhatan, slaughtered the colony; and that William Strachey's reference to the oslaughter at Roanokeo does not only refer to Roanoke Island, but anywhere in the area separating Albemarle Sound and Jamestown.
Empire by Collaboration: Indians, Colonists, and Governments in Colonial Illinois Country.
Colonists must make decisions about the future of the colony based on facts, opinions, and alternative solutions.
Secretly, the Israeli Prime Minister had made a promise to the colonists at the time of that court ruling that they would receive compensation that would allow for the further expansion of the colony.
Mars One intends to send a group of colonists on a one-way trip to Mars and film the events that take place there for a reality television show.