crown land
noun Date: 1613 1. land belonging to the crown and yielding revenues that the reigning sovereign is entitled to 2. public land in some British dominions or colonies

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Crown land — 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 land — n. 1. land owned by the crown, the income from which (or, in Britain, a fixed payment by Parliament in place of it) goes to the reigning monarch 2. land under control of the government in certain countries and colonies of the Commonwealth …   English World dictionary

  • crown land — crown′ land n. gov land belonging to the crown, the revenues from which go to the reigning sovereign • Etymology: 1615–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • Crown land — In Commonwealth realms, Crown land is an area belonging to the monarch ( the Crown ), the equivalent of an entailed estate that passed with the monarchy and could not be alienated from it. In the United Kingdom and during the British Empire, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Crown land — noun land that belongs to the Crown • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑estate, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • crown land — valstybinė žemė statusas Aprobuotas sritis žemės tvarkymas ir žemės reforma apibrėžtis Lietuvos Respublikos žemės fondo dalis, kuri nėra privati nuosavybė (nesuteikta, neperduota nuosavybėn, grąžinta ar parduota) ir pagal įstatymus nepriklauso… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Crown Land — Kronland (engl. crown land) bezeichnet in Kanada jene Landflächen, die entweder als Bundesterritorien der Zentralregierung unterstehen (Yukon Territorium, Nordwest Territorien und Nunavut; 41% des Landes) oder auf dem Gebiet einer der zehn… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • crown land — 1. land belonging to the crown, the revenue of which goes to the reigning sovereign. 2. Also, crownland. one of the administrative divisions of the former empire of Austria Hungary. [1615 25] * * * ▪ British land tenure       in Great Britain,… …   Universalium

  • Crown land — /kraʊn ˈlænd/ (say krown land) noun (sometimes lower case) land belonging to the government …   Australian English dictionary

  • crown-land — …   Useful english dictionary

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