Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Of or pertaining to the time before a region or country became a territory separated from but subject to a ruling power

Usage examples (36)
  • Khoseni (literally, the place of the Khosa) recalled the precolonial political grandeur of the Khosa clan.
  • 11According to this first British account, the prices of fruit and nuts harvested locally appear quite accessible for everyday consumers in precolonial Kabul.
  • 26 Admittedly, "precolonial" imperfectly describes Europe, but it is equally uncomfortable for Africa.
  • The colonial and precolonial collided in the Cedarberg. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.