Definition of Penal colony

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




Definition of Penal colony

1. Noun. A colonial territory used (mainly) for the detention and forced labor of deportees, typically where free labor is desperately scarce. ¹

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Literary usage of Penal colony

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1. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"AS LIKEWISE OF THE SEVERAL TRANSPORTATION ACTS, IN AND BY THE DESIGN, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT penal colony OF NEW SOUTH WALES: INCLUDING AN INQUIRY INTO ..."

2. Side-lights on Maryland History: With Sketches of Early Maryland Families by Hester Dorsey Richardson (1913)
"... CHAPTER XI MARYLAND NOT A penal colony IT HAS been said of Maryland that she was a penal colony at the time of her settlement and afterward. ..."

3. Through Siberia by Henry Lansdell (1882)
"IN the penal colony of Kara I found more than 2000 convicts, and a few political prisoners, together with some of their wives and families, a military staff ..."

4. Through Siberia by Henry Lansdell (1882)
"The church.—Lack of preaching.—House of the Commandant. IN the penal colony of Kara I found more than 2000 convicts, and a few political prisoners ..."

5. The Missions and Missionaries of California by Zephyrin Engelhardt (1913)
"California a penal colony.—Sensational Flight of Fathers Ripoll and Altimira.—Unfounded Charges. IN accordance with the announcement which he made in the ..."

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