The former British possessions in North America north of the United States. The term was once used to designate Canada.
British-north-america Sentence Examples
In 1896 a committee was appointed to consider the proposal for laying a telegraph cable between British North America and Australasia.
More important still were his services in settling the question of the boundary between the United States and British North America at a time when a single injudicious word would probably have provoked a war.
had been confiscated, and after the war he lived in Canada, where he held from 1791 until his death the office of superintendentgeneral of Indian affairs for British North America.
Beginnings had already been made - partly by help of the London Missionary Society - in British North America (from New England), South Africa, Australia and British Guiana.
The actual framing of the British North America Act, into which the resolutions of these two conferences were consolidated, was carried out at the Westminster Palace Hotel in London, during December 1866 and January 1867, by delegates from all the provinces working in co-operation with the law officers of the Crown, under the presidency of Lord Carnarvon, then secretary of state for the colonies.