What does british empire mean?

british empire meaning in General Dictionary

an old empire comprising the uk and all the territories under its control; reached its best extent at the end of World War I; it included the Uk Isles, British western Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, brand new Zealand

Sentence Examples with the word british empire

There was no doubt that, if the opinion of the Englishspeaking races throughout the world could have been tested by a plebiscite, an overwhelming majority would have declared that the fittest person for the rule of the British empire was the gracious and kindly lady who for sixty years, in sorrow and in joy, had so worthily discharged the duties of her high position.

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