Colony vs Cleruchy - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between colony and cleruchy

is that colony is a settlement of emigrants who move to a new place, but remain culturally tied to their original place of origin while cleruchy is a form of athenian colony in the time of ancient greece.

colony

English

Noun

(colonies)
  • A settlement of emigrants who move to a new place, but remain culturally tied to their original place of origin
  • Region or governmental unit created by another country and generally ruled by another country.
  • * Bermuda is a crown colony of Great Britain .
  • A group of people with the same interests or ethnic origin concentrated in a particular geographic area
  • * The in Iowa were settled by people from Germany
  • A group of organisms of same or different species living together in close association.
  • * ant colony
  • * The Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis), also known as the bluebubble, bluebottle or the man-of-war, is commonly thought of as a jellyfish but is actually a siphonophore — a colony of specialized polyps and medusoids. Wikipedia article on (w, Portuguese Man o' War)
  • A collective noun for rabbits.
  • Derived terms

    * colonial (adj., n.) * colonialism (n.) * colonise, colonize * colonist (n.) * colonyhood (n.) * Cologne (city, n.) * penal colony * space colony

    cleruchy

    Noun

    (cleruchies)
  • A form of Athenian colony in the time of Ancient Greece.