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  1. not crowned; not having yet assumed the crown.
  2. having royal rank or power without occupying the royal office.

Origin of uncrowned

First recorded in 1350–1400, uncrowned is from the Middle English word uncrouned. See un-1, crowned


verb (used with object)
  1. to deprive or divest of a crown.
  2. to reduce from dignity or preeminence.

Origin of uncrown

First recorded in 1250–1300, uncrown is from the Middle English word uncrounen. See un-2, crown
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  1. having the power of royalty without the title
  2. not having yet assumed the crown
  3. uncrowned king or uncrowned queen a man or woman of high status among a certain group
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