crown jewel
noun Date: 1649 1. plural the jewels (as crown and scepter) belonging to a sovereign's regalia 2. the most attractive or valuable one of a collection or group

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  • crown jewel — crown jewels 1) N PLURAL: the N The Crown Jewels are the crown, sceptre, and other precious objects which are used on important official occasions by the King or Queen. 2) N COUNT: usu poss N If you describe something as someone s crown jewel,… …   English dictionary

  • crown jewel — n 1.) the crown jewels the crown, sword, jewels etc worn by a king or queen for official ceremonies 2.) the best or most valuable thing that a person or place has ▪ Innsbruck s crown jewel is the old town centre …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • crown jewel — noun 1. the most desirable assets of a corporation their crown jewels figured prominently in the takeover attempt • Hypernyms: ↑assets 2. a precious stone that is a valuable part of a sovereign s regalia • Hypernyms: ↑jewel, ↑gem, ↑precious stone …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crown jewel — A particularly profitable or otherwise particularly valuable corporate unit or asset of a firm. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * crown jewel UK US noun [C] (also jewel in the crown) ► the most important or valuable part of something,… …   Financial and business terms

  • crown jewel — A particularly profitable or otherwise particularly valuable corporate unit or asset of a firm. Often used in risk arbitrage. The most desirable entities within a diversified corporation as measured by asset value, earning power, and business… …   Financial and business terms

  • crown jewel — crown′ jew′el n. 1) crown jewels, the ceremonial objects of a sovereign, as the crown and scepter, that are heavily jeweled 2) the most valued possession • Etymology: 1640–50 …   From formal English to slang

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  • Crown Jewel Defense — In business, when a company is threatened with takeover, the crown jewel defense is a strategy in which the target company sells off its most attractive assets to a friendly third party or spin off the valuable assets in a separate entity.… …   Wikipedia

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