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Hudson's Bay Company Line breaks: Hud¦son's Bay Com|pany

Definition of Hudson's Bay Company in English:

A British colonial trading company set up in 1670 and granted all lands draining into Hudson Bay for purposes of commercial exploitation, principally trade in fur. The company handed over control to the new Canadian government in 1870 and is now a Canadian retail and wholesale operation.

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