1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Acadie
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ACADIE, or Acadia, a name given by the French in 1603 to that part of the mainland of North America lying between the latitudes 40° and 46°. In the treaty of Utrecht (1713) the words used in transferring the French possessions to Britain were "Nova Scotia or Acadia." See Nova Scotia for the limits included at that date under the term.