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British Commonwealth

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Noun1.British Commonwealth - an association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and several former British colonies that are now sovereign states but still pay allegiance to the British CrownBritish Commonwealth - an association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and several former British colonies that are now sovereign states but still pay allegiance to the British Crown
commonwealth - a world organization of autonomous states that are united in allegiance to a central power but are not subordinate to it or to one another
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea - a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea; in 1975 it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations
Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic of Ireland - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
New Zealand - an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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British Commonwealth

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Book publishers Transworld has pre-empted British Commonwealth rights to 'Fierce Kingdom', a thriller novel by Gin Phillips, literary news website The Bookseller revealed on Monday.
Between 2015 and 2050 the population of the British Commonwealth is expected to rise by 30.
Professor Jallow has failed to grasp the rightful frustrations of President Jammeh with the British Commonwealth.
Receiving the British Commonwealth Nurses' War Memorial Fund means my travel to Alabama and accommodation will also be covered.
But in The Britannic Vision he shifts his focus to the antecedents of this Commonwealth--to the original British Commonwealth of Nations, centred on Britain and the self-governing settler colonies.
Great Britain, the British Commonwealth of Nations, mighty America and I trust Soviet Russia - for then indeed all would be well - must be the friends and sponsors of the new Europe and must champion its right to live and shine.
British Commonwealth and International War Graves in Ireland since 1914, by Fergus A.
It would include books and pamphlets, published since 1945, on theatres in Britain, Ireland, and the British Commonwealth and Empire.
Last month, Adiga's debut novel, The White Tiger, won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, which is given each year to the best novel in English by a writer from the British Commonwealth.
The Games were renamed the Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954 and the British Commonwealth Games in 1970.
A CORPORAL who carried a badly-wounded colleague to safety across a battlefield in Afghanistan has been awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military honour among British Commonwealth countries.
1940: Winston Churchill said: "If the British Commonwealth and Empire lasts a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour1.

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