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Noun: British Empire
  1. A former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I; it included the British Isles, British West Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand
    "the sun never sets on the British Empire"

Derived forms: British Empires

Type of: geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region

Encyclopedia: British Empire