a voluntary association of independent nations and dependent territories linked by historical ties (as parts of the former British Empire) and cooperating on matters of mutual concern, especially regarding economics and trade.
the former name of the Commonwealth
noun an organization founded (1934) to extend the influence of British culture and education throughout the world Contemporary Examples Tripoli on Edge as Fears of Additional Bombings in Libya Escalate Jamie Dettmer April 29, 2013 Great Weekend Reads The Daily Beast December 17, 2010 Al Qaeda Headquarters in Libya Jamie Dettmer May 5, 2013
noun the British disease, the pattern of strikes and industrial unrest in the 1970s and early 1980s supposed by many during this time to be endemic in Britain and to weaken the British economy
any of several coins formerly issued by the British Empire for use in certain territories, as the Straits dollar or the Hong Kong dollar.
a comprehensive term for the former British territories of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. noun the former British possessions of Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika, and Zanzibar, before their independence in the 1960s