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EAST INDIA COMPANY Definition & Legal Meaning

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The East India Company was originally established forprosecuting the trade between England and India, which they acquired a right to carryon exclusively. Since the middle of the last century, however, the company’s political affairshad become of more importance than their commerce. In 1858, by 21 & 22 Vict, c.106, the government of the territories of the company was transferred to the crown.Wharton.


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