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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"The same that had this gun." He showed me his weapon, a Tower musket, bearing date 1832 and the stamp of the Honorable East India Company.
Pulling back a wisp of dirty cloth, he revealed a worn brass crucifix leaning against the helmet badge of a long-forgotten East India Company's regiment.
The East India Company, in London, had a large stock of tea on hand, which they had expected to sell to the Americans, but could find no market for it.
He was in the East India Company's Civil Service, and his name appeared, at the period of which we write, in the Bengal division of the East India Register, as collector of Boggley Wollah, an honourable and lucrative post, as everybody knows: in order to know to what higher posts Joseph rose in the service, the reader is referred to the same periodical.
Thus was created the famous "Northwest Company," which for a time held a lordly sway over the wintry lakes and boundless forests of the Canadas, almost equal to that of the East India Company over the voluptuous climes and magnificent realms of the Orient.
The du Lac Sevres and the Trevenna George II plate were out; so was the van der Luyden "Lowestoft" (East India Company) and the Dagonet Crown Derby.
He was the son of Richmond Thackeray, a collector in the service of the East India Company, and was born in Calcutta in 1811.
Benjamin Allen; both gentlemen having received surgical appointments from the East India Company. They each had the yellow fever fourteen times, and then resolved to try a little abstinence; since which period, they have been doing well.
During the seventeenth century the English East India Company, originally organized for trade, had acquired possessions in India, which, in the middle of the eighteenth century and later, the genius of Clive and Warren Hastings had increased and consolidated into a great empire.
(with the single exception perhaps of the tragic muse, when playing extemporaneously on the barrel organ before the East India Company) can parallel.
Helena remained under the government of the East India Company, spirits, owing to the great injury they had produced, were not allowed to be imported; but wine was supplied from the Cape of Good Hope.
In 1848, Robert Fortune, a renowned Scottish botanist working for the Royal Horticultural Society collecting plants in China, was commissioned by the British East India Company to steal tea plants from the northern Fujian province.

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