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.

Origin of crown land

First recorded in 1615–25

Words Nearby crown land Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use crown land in a sentence

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

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

    An African Adventure | Isaac F. Marcosson
  • 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 crownland (1 of 2)


/ (ˈkraʊnˌlænd) /

  1. a large administrative division of the former empire of Austria-Hungary

British Dictionary definitions for crown land (2 of 2)

crown land

  1. (in the United Kingdom) land belonging to the Crown

  2. public land in some dominions of the Commonwealth

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