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Meaning of proprietary colony

propri'etary col'ony

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— Amer. Hist. Amer. Hist.
  1. any of certain colonies, as Maryland and Pennsylvania, that were granted to an individual or group by the British crown and that were granted full rights of self-government. Cf.
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