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noun English History.
any of several acts of Parliament between 1651 and 1847 designed primarily to expand British trade and limit trade by British colonies with countries that were rivals of Great Britain.
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navig., navigable, navigable semicircle, navigate, navigation, Navigation Act, Navigation Acts, navigational satellite, navigator, Návpaktos, Navratilova
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How to use Navigation Act in a sentence
The profits of the navigation act, as has already been stated, had been seriously affected by clandestine traders.
The Board of Trade insisted upon the rigorous enforcement of the navigation act.
We have heard enough lately of the consequences of the Navigation Act to this country.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson|Robert Southey
The changes effected since the passing of the Ribble Navigation Act in 1883 have been striking.
The Navigation Act of 1696 made smuggling more difficult, and out and out piracy increased greatly after the passage of the act.The Colonization of North America|Herbert Eugene Bolton