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crown land

land belonging to the crown, the revenue of which goes to the reigning sovereign.
Also, crownland. one of the administrative divisions of the former empire of Austria-Hungary.
Origin of crown land
First recorded in 1615-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He crossed the room, and a few minutes later, in the big cedar hall, came upon a man connected with the crown land agency.

    The Greater Power Harold Bindloss
  • He received several munificent grants of crown land, and was created chief baron of the exchequer and a knight banneret.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • Certificates of registry were granted only to men of substance and respectability who were lessees of crown land in the colony.

  • Ga-lish´i-a, crown land of Austria, on the north side of the Carpathians.

  • Chief among them were the millions of acres of so-called "unalienated" or crown land in Southern Rhodesia.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • In various parts of the Colony blocks of crown land were taken and divided into allotments of from twenty to fifty acres.

    The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves
  • In addition to these crown land revenues other sums were voted as required.

    The Life of King Edward VII J. Castell Hopkins
  • You didn't think you were going to be let dig up a fortune on crown land for nothing, did you?'

    Nevermore Rolf Boldrewood
  • I would restrain the landlords from any power or control in these crown land districts.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume II Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • True; but when the lot of crown land was put up for sale, it was sure to be purchased and shut up by somebody.

    Gryll Grange Thomas Love Peacock
British Dictionary definitions for crown land

crown land

(in the United Kingdom) land belonging to the Crown
public land in some dominions of the Commonwealth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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