A former empire consisting of Great Britain and its possessions, dominions, and dependencies
(The original name for) the Commonwealth Games.
A British medal awarded for civil or military service, instituted in 1917 by Edward VII, and affiliated to the Order of the British Empire; abbreviated B.E.M.
See Order of the British Empire.
(In the UK) an order of knighthood instituted in 1917 and divided into five classes, each with military and civilian divisions. The classes are: Knight or Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE), Knight or Dame Commander (KBE/DBE), Commander (CBE), Officer (OBE), and Member (MBE). The two highest classes entail the awarding of a knighthood