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a colony, as Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island, chartered to an individual, trading company, etc., by the British crown.
Compare royal colony (def 2).
(US, history) a colony, such as Virginia or Massachusetts, created by royal charter under the control of an individual, trading company, etc, and exempt from interference by the Crown

in US history, a colony started by an individual trading company which had a Royal Charter with the British crown

Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island were all charter colonies.


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