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British Commonwealth


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  • proper n. The Commonwealth of Nations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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


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  • The Solomon Islands remain part of the British Commonwealth, which is alarmed by the specter of ethnic cleansing on its South Pacific turf.

    Rebels Of The Pacific

  • Jamaica became independent within the British Commonwealth in 1962.

    Jamaica's opposition People's National Party wins election

  • Notes from China, Hong Kong, the Middle East, India, Pakistan and the French colonies are particularly attractive, while those from the British Commonwealth are consistently in demand.

    The Value of Old Money

  • Stanley Gibbons also maintains a Commonwealth Rarities Index, tracking stamps from throughout the British Commonwealth.

    A Different Kind of Index

  • "This was not a man who was interested in creating followers," says Jonathan Sacks, the chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth.

    Remembering the Terror in Mumbai

  • Still, playing up his friendship with the late Michael Jackson and very passively campaigning to be the next Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has been busy publicly questioning what all this fuss is about with his new book.

    Rabbi Jason Miller: Jesus, We Can Finally Talk About Jesus

  • It also traded ordinary Britons' right to virtually bureaucracy-free movement, temporary or permanent, between the U.K. and British Commonwealth nations.

    Britain's Future Lies With America, Not Europe

  • The American Sixth Army was to land on Kyushu in November 1945, and the American First and Eighth Armies on Honshu in March 1946, followed by units from the British Commonwealth and the French.

    Between War and Peace

  • But this is not the standard treatment everywhere in much of Europe and the British Commonwealth, for instance.

    Stanton Peele: Perhaps Charlie Sheen Should Try a Different Approach

  • Twelve thousand Americans fought in it against the Japanese, compared with 72,000 Chinese and 600,000 from the British Commonwealth overwhelmingly Indians.

    Still Forgotten


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