from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A historical region and province of British North America on the upper St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, roughly coextensive with southern Ontario, Canada. Formed in 1791 from the western half of the Province of Quebec (1763–1791), it joined Lower Canada in 1841 to form the Province of Canada (1841–1867).

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  • proper noun historical A former British colony located in what is now southern Ontario.


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From its position on the Saint Lawrence River. See Canada.


  • In 1791 the province of Upper Canada was formally separated from the province of Quebec by an act of the imperial parliament, and was called Upper Canada, while the French section received the name of Lower Canada.


  • Upper Canada, that is, by the members of the "family compact," in a protest signed and transmitted to London, where it was quoted with approval by Lord John Russell.

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  • The Rev.Mr. Troy is pastor of a church at Windsor, Upper Canada, which is entirely composed of fugitive slaves.


  • It ought, therefore, to be remembered in England, that this question relates chiefly to Upper Canada, which is, for the most part, a Protestant country, and which has not a single Roman

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  • Upper Canada, which is not so far west as to sever you from the civilised world, has every possible advantage of navigation, and is at the same time, from being nearly surrounded by water, much milder than the American States to the southward of it.

    Diary in America, Series One

  • Law Society of Upper Canada, there are limits on the scope of copyright protection.

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  • Law Society of Upper Canada, there are limits on the scope of copyright protection.

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  • After the end of the Revolutionary War, Sarah moved to Upper Canada with other Loyalists.

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  • The fort was built to protect Toronto (then called York), the new capital of Upper Canada from invasion by the United States.

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  • Acts for municipal corporations: The acts for the erection of municipal corporations, and the establishment of police regulations in Upper Canada, 12 Victoria, chaps.

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