East India Company

The East India Company (EIC), originally chartered as the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East Indies, and more properly called the Honourable East India Company (HEIC), was an English, and later (from 1707) British joint-stock company, formed to pursue trade with the East Indies but that ended up trading mainly with t...
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East India Company

noun 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
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East India Company

(Dutch) Trading monopoly of the 17th and 18th centuries; see Dutch East India Company
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East India Company

English company formed for the exploitation of trade with East and Southeast Asia and India, incorporated by royal charter on Dec. 31, 1600. Starting ... [71 related articles]
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East India Company

private company chartered by the British government to exploit trade with India. The Company also had political power in India until the Indians revolted against British rule in 1857.
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East India Company

The East India Company was an incorporated company trading with India and the East Indies. East India Companies were founded in the 17th and 18th centuries by many European countries, the most important being the British East India Company with a close rival in the Dutch East India Company.
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