- land belonging to the crown, the revenue of which goes to the reigning sovereign.
- Also crown·land. one of the administrative divisions of the former empire of Austria-Hungary.
Origin of crown land
First recorded in 1615–25
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Examples from the Web for crown land
The third crown-land of Bohemia is the Duchy of Silesia, with an area of 1,987 square miles.
- (in the United Kingdom) land belonging to the Crown
- public land in some dominions of the Commonwealth
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