Crown office
Crown office Crown" of`fice (?f`f?s; 115). (Eng. Law) The criminal branch of the Court of King's or Queen's Bench, commonly called the crown side of the court, which takes cognizance of all criminal cases. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

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  • Crown office — Crown Crown (kroun), n. [OE. corone, coroun, crune, croun, OF. corone, corune, F. couronne, fr. L. corona crown, wreath; akin to Gr. korw nh anything curved, crown; cf. also L. curvus curved, E. curve, curb, Gael. cruinn round, W. crwn. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crown Office — 1. in England, formerly the office that dealt with Crown and ministerial business for the Court of King s Bench. It is now part of the Central Office of the Supreme Court. It has recently been renamed the Administrative Court. 2. in Scotland, a… …   Law dictionary

  • Crown office — In the United Kingdom, Crown office may refer to: Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Office of the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an inter …   Wikipedia

  • crown office — In England, the criminal side of the former court of king s bench. The king s attorney in this court was called master of the crown office . Now the Crown Office and Associates Department of the Central Office of the Supreme Court …   Black's law dictionary

  • crown office — In England, the criminal side of the former court of king s bench. The king s attorney in this court was called master of the crown office . Now the Crown Office and Associates Department of the Central Office of the Supreme Court …   Black's law dictionary

  • crown office — A department of the court of king s bench which had jurisdiction of all criminal cases. On the crown side, or crown office, the king s bench court took cognizance of all criminal cases, from high treason down to the most trivial misdemeanor or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • crown office — noun 1. : the office of the Court of King s Bench in English law in which certain procedure formerly took place on the criminal law side and in matters relating to the prerogative writs of quo warranto, mandamus, and prohibition 2. : a department …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crown Office — noun an office of the Supreme Court responsible for listing cases to be tried in the High Court …   English new terms dictionary

  • Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service — This article is about the prosecution service of Scotland. For the legal administrative office, see Clerk of the Crown in Chancery. Scotland This article is part of the seri …   Wikipedia

  • Crown Office Row —    On the north side of the Inner Temple Gardens, within the Temple precincts (P.O. Directory).    First mention: Rocque, 1746.    Erected 1737 and rebuilt 1863 4 by Sydney Smirke.    Named after the Crown Office there …   Dictionary of London

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