Definition of Rule, Britannia! from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Rule, Britannia!

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a British patriotic song (= one expressing pride in Britain) written in 1740 by Thomas Arne (1710-78) with words by James Thomson (1700-48). Its last words, which most British people know, are:
Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves!Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.