European Economic Community


noun

official name of the Common Market. Abbreviation: EEC

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Origin of European Economic Community

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for european economic community

European Economic Community

noun

the former W European economic association created by the Treaty of Rome in 1957; in 1967 its executive and legislative bodies merged with those of the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Atomic Energy Community to form the European Community (now part of the European Union)Informal name: Common Market Abbreviation: EEC
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