East India Company

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East India Company

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1. (Historical Terms) 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. (Commerce) any similar trading company, such as any of those founded by the Dutch, French, and Danes in the 17th and 18th centuries

East India Company

A trading company which effectively ruled British India from 1708–1857.
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Noun1.East India Company - an English company formed in 1600 to develop trade with the new British colonies in India and southeastern AsiaEast India Company - an English company formed in 1600 to develop trade with the new British colonies in India and southeastern Asia; in the 18th century it assumed administrative control of Bengal and held it until the British army took over in 1858 after the Indian Mutiny
company - an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
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