\ˈafɹɪkən kˈʌmpəni], \ˈafɹɪkən kˈʌmpəni], \ˈa_f_ɹ_ɪ_k_ə_n k_ˈʌ_m_p_ə_n_i]\
Definitions of AFRICAN COMPANY
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Originating in an association formed at Exeter, England, in 1588, was chartered as a joint-stock company in 1618. Under successive charters it continued in existence till 1821, almost without interruption. In the period before the Revolution it was much engaged in the slave trade with the American colonies.
By John Franklin Jameson