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- n. A colonial territory used (mainly) for the detention and forced labor of deportees, typically where free labor is desperately scarce.
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- n. a penal institution where prisoners are exiled (often located on an island from which escape is difficult or impossible)
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Gettys was a rough place to live, a settlement half military outpost and half penal colony on the easternmost boundary of the Kingdom of Gernia.
The frequently published statement in justification of Cromwell's persecution, that the victimes of this white slave-traffic were criminals, finds no corroboration in the existence of a single penal colony in this country.