East India Company

East India Company

noun
1.
the company chartered by the English government in 1600 to carry on trade in the East Indies: dissolved in 1874.
2.
any similar company, as one chartered by the Dutch (1602–1798), the French (1664–1769), or the Danes (1729–1801).
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East India Company
 
n
1.  the company chartered in 1600 by the British government to trade in the East Indies: after being driven out by the Dutch, it developed trade with India until the Indian Mutiny (1857), when the Crown took over the administration: the company was dissolved in 1874
2.  any similar trading company, such as any of those founded by the Dutch, French, and Danes in the 17th and 18th centuries

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