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continental system

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  1. French system.
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Origin of continental system

First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for continental system

Continental System

noun
  1. the Continental System Napoleon's plan in 1806 to blockade Britain by excluding her ships from ports on the mainland of Europe
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