| Definition -
Another name for the British Style of punctuation, the punctuation style used in Britain where only those punctuation marks that belong to the quoted material are placed within quotation marks, and all other sentence punctuation is placed outside.
As opposed to the American Style of punctuation, where commas and periods are almost always placed inside closing quotation marks.
(1) (American Style) "Happiness," said the ambassador "is what I seek."
(2) (British Style) "Happiness", said the ambassador "is what I seek".