Definition of British system
1. Noun. A system of weights and measures based on the foot and pound and second and pint.
Generic synonyms: System Of Weights And Measures
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Literary usage of British system
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1. The Ways and Means of Payment: A Full Analysis of the Credit System, with by Stephen Colwell (1859)
"... Exchequer bills — Rate of interest — Printed in different colors — The Exchequer and the Bank—British system in contrast with that of the United States. ..."
2. Annals of the American Revolution: Or, A Record of the Causes and Events by Jedidiah Morse (1824)
"The advocates of the British system, must either abandon the principle of the absolute power of Parliament, or relinquish all pretensions to a constitution, ..."
3. The History of Tasmania by John West (1852)
"When the British system was established in Van Diemen's Land, masters were sent out by Lord John Russell, at the colonial cost. The schools were, however, ..."
4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"This, which is perhaps more accidental than any other portion of the British system, has been the most widely imitated. In most European countries, ..."
5. Elements of Political Science by Stephen Leacock (1906)
"The British system, if the word may be allowed, recognizes no absolute right of self-government. It aims, in the words of Earl Grey, to allow " the ..."
6. Municipal Government in Great Britain by Albert Shaw (1895)
"CHAPTER III THE British system IN OPERATION "T has been a comparatively easy task to describe the British municipal system as it stands to-day, ..."
7. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1889)
"Overthrow of the Old British system in the Ire-Scottish Church.— After the British Church had lost, in AD 664, all support in the Anglo- Saxon Heptarchy, ..."