COMPAGNIE DES INDES
\kəmpˈaɡni dˈɛs ˌɪndˈɛs], \kəmpˈaɡni dˈɛs ˌɪndˈɛs], \k_ə_m_p_ˈa_ɡ_n_i d_ˈɛ_s ˌɪ_n_d_ˈɛ_s]\
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(Company of the Indies) a corporation organized in Paris by John Law in 1719, by combination of the Guinea Company, the Company of the West, the East India Company and the China Company. It was the basis of his great credit operations, in connection with his bank, and of the Mississippi Bubble, but is of importance in American history because it for several years owned Louisiana.
By John Franklin Jameson