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proprietary colony. (n.d.). Retrieved October 11th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/proprietary-colony
Any of certain early North American colonies, such as Carolina and Pennsylvania, organized in the 1600s in territories granted by the English Crown to one or more proprietors who had full governing rights.