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crown land

  1. land belonging to the crown, the revenue of which goes to the reigning sovereign.
  2. Also crown·land. one of the administrative divisions of the former empire of Austria-Hungary.
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Origin of crown land

First recorded in 1615–25
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Examples from the Web for crown land

Historical Examples of crown land

  • The third crown-land of Bohemia is the Duchy of Silesia, with an area of 1,987 square miles.

    Bohemia under Hapsburg Misrule


British Dictionary definitions for crown land

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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