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Ch. 3 Vocab

TermDefinition
investigate to try to discover facts and other information about something.
charter a document granting the recipient the right to settle a colony.
joint-stock company a company in which investors buy stock in return for a share of its future profits.
expand to increase in size or number.
headright a 50-acre grant of land given to colonial settlers who paid their own way.
burgess elected representative to an assembly.
dissent to disagree with or oppose an opinion.
persecute to mistreat a person or group on the basis of their beliefs.
tolerance the ability to accept or put up with different views or behaviors.
enforce to apply a rule or law.
policy a statement of ideals or plan of action.
patroon landowner in the Dutch colonies who ruled over large areas of land.
ethnic of or relating to national, tribal, racial, religious, language, or cultural background.
pacifists people opposed to the use of war or violence to settle disputes.
function to be in action; to operate.
indentured servant laborer who agrees to work without pay for a certain period of time in exchange for passage to America.
estate large area of land that has one owner.
dominate to control.
indigo The indigofera plant, often called just indigo, was used to make indigo dye.
debtor person or country that owes money.
Created by: Xavier Vanhorn