Entry from British & World English dictionary
A territory that is under the sovereignty of the UK but does not form part of the UK itself, such as Bermuda, Gibraltar, and the Falkland Islands. Compare with Crown dependency.
- Carty was born on the Caribbean island of St Kitts to parents from the British overseas territory of Anguilla.
- By implication, all other British overseas territories are not economically sound, or are financially dependent on the UK.
- The abuse was revealed in 1999 and eight men were later convicted during a trial on the British overseas territory in the Pacific Ocean.
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