Synonyms and Antonyms for penal-colony

1. penal colony (n.)

a penal institution where prisoners are exiled (often located on an island from which escape is difficult or impossible)

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2. colony (n.)

a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government

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3. colony (n.)

a group of organisms of the same type living or growing together

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4. colony (n.)

a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated

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5. colony (n.)

a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country

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6. Colony (n.)

one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States

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7. colony (n.)

(microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell

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8. penal (adj.)

serving as or designed to impose punishment

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9. penal (adj.)

subject to punishment by law

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