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[plah-see, plas-ee]
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  1. a village in NE India, about 80 miles (128 km) north of Kolkata: Clive's victory over a Bengal army here (1757) led to the establishment of British power in India.
Also Pa·la·shi [puh-lah-see] /pəˈlɑ si/.
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Examples from the Web for plassey

Historical Examples

  • After his amazing victory at Plassey, the treasury of Bengal was thrown open to him.

    Faces in the Fire

    Frank W. Boreham

  • Calcutta was recovered, other places were taken, and the battle of Plassey fought.

  • The time had arrived when one at least of the spoils of Plassey was to be distributed.

    Rulers of India: Lord Clive</p>

    George Bruce Malleson

  • At Plassey Clive risked everything on the fidelity to himself of the conspirators with whom he had allied himself.

    Rulers of India: Lord Clive</p>

    George Bruce Malleson

  • Our triumph at Plassey and on the Heights of Abraham had an immense reaction on both the peoples at home.

British Dictionary definitions for plassey


  1. a village in NE India, in W Bengal: scene of Clive's victory (1757) over Siraj-ud-daula, which established British supremacy over India
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