Definition of intercolonial in English:



  • Existing or conducted between colonies.

    ‘an intercolonial railway’
    • ‘In September 1899 a meeting of the intercolonial labour parties was called.’
    • ‘The delegates were charged with negotiating Indian treaties that would bind all the colonies, and with providing for intercolonial defense to be paid for by indirect taxes.’
    • ‘As more colonies were established, Virginia's existing trading activities became intercolonial and required renegotiation.’
    • ‘An intercolonial boundary dispute between British and French colonies sparked a war that became imperial as well as Indian.’
    • ‘With developments in communications came intercolonial and overseas cable news agencies.’
    • ‘When British ministers introduced new measures to raise larger revenues from America, colonial political awareness was stimulated and diffused and intercolonial co-operation increased.’
    • ‘America's disadvantages included few trained generals or troops, a weak central authority unable to provide finance, intercolonial rivalries, and lack of sea power.’
    • ‘This began in 1754, when he was chosen as one of the Pennsylvania delegates to the Albany Conference, a meeting of representatives from all the colonies, as well as the Indians, to discuss issues of intercolonial defense and security.’
    • ‘One of the most serious and tragic disasters occurred in August 1859 when the 360 ton iron steamer Admella, built in 1857 at Glasgow for the Australian intercolonial trade was wrecked.’
    • ‘During the Revolutionary crisis, these groups fed the merchants' committees, Sons of Liberty, and other extralegal bodies initiating an intercolonial correspondence.’
    • ‘The Caracas cacao trade to Europe in the early eighteenth century was an Atlantic enterprise, involving a complex web of legal and illegal intercolonial relationships.’
    • ‘During intercolonial wars, such repayment of ransom did not bring repatriation, as these people then became prisoners of war who possessed potentially damaging information.’
    • ‘The merchants and printers, Bridenbaugh asserts, were primarily responsible for the intercolonial culture he discovers.’