British Settlements Act 1887

6For the purposes of this Act, the expression " British possession" means any part of Her Majesty's possessions out of the United Kingdom, and the expression " British settlement" means any British possession which has not been acquired by cession or conquest, and is not for the time being within the jurisdiction of the Legislature, constituted otherwise than by virtue of this Act or of any Act repealed by this Act, of any British possession.