Definition of decolonization in English:


(British decolonisation)


  • See decolonize

    • ‘He became a critic of all policies of decolonization of territories which he considered an integral part of France.’
    • ‘These developments are I think to be understood in the context of the final phases of decolonisation and the Cold War.’
    • ‘Both nations officially encouraged decolonization, yet both also sought to take newly independent countries into their spheres of influence.’
    • ‘These weak states originally were European colonies that achieved sovereignty as a result of decolonization.’
    • ‘If British governments ever pursued a distinct policy of decolonization, it was in the Afro-Caribbean world between 1960 and roughly 1966.’