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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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That recognition has emboldened occupation authorities who approved the 6,000 new colonist houses, and it will be yet a further step in the Jewification of occupied East Jerusalem.
Now, even though elections are due in September and this occupation regime lacks even less legitimacy, the Jewish state has approved the construction of 6,000 new colonist homes in the occupied West Bank.
The film tells a story of the German colonist and his family, who moved to Azerbaijan.
In 2008, Go, along with 24 other inmates, was given a colonist status.
Raymond Jone's "The Colonist" is a terrific science fiction yarn that is brought to live in a genuine 'theatre of the mind' experience with the superbly executed narration by Justine Lerman.
Various American administrations have in the past condemned the Israeli colonies as illegal and representing obstacles to peace, but were not prepared to pressure Israel to stop its colonist activities.
"I can't wait to meet some of the colonist kids' families this year," she said.
The Times Colonist, the Canwest Media-owned daily in Victoria, British Columbia, will stop printing on Mondays starting June 22.
The Forgotten Frontier: Colonist and Khoisan on the Cape's Northern Frontier in the 19th Century.
Further evidence of the sincerity of the English colonists desire to honor the treaty they made the Native Americans came in 1638 when Plymouth magistrates tried and executed a colonist, Arthur Peach, and two of his colleagues for killing an American Indian.
"This type of restructuring is usually a last resort in moments of desperation due to financial strains forcing quick decisions," he wrote in an opinion piece for the Victoria Times Colonist. "However, by looking to the future at synod in 2004 as our bishop did, the diocese is now making these recommendations from a place of strength which has allowed for two years of open-minded, shared conversation which is continuing for those willing to participate."