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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How to use Plassey in a sentence
On the evening after the battle, Clive's force halted at Daudpur, six miles beyond Plassey.
While busy with the civil administration, the conqueror of Plassey continued to follow up his military success.
This heroic feat, even more than the battle of Plassey, established the reputation of the British for valour throughout India.
A northwester was coming up, and after his experience on the eve of Plassey, Desmond knew what that meant.In Clive's Command | Herbert Strang
Thus, after sixty years from the battle of Plassey, the supremacy of British power in India was effectively established.
British Dictionary definitions for Plassey
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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