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crowner

1
[krou-ner]
noun
  1. a person or thing that crowns.
  2. a crowning event or occurrence.
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Origin of crowner

1
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at crown, -er1

crowner

2
[krou-ner, kroo-]
noun British Dialect.
  1. coroner.
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Origin of crowner

2
Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at crown, -er2
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Examples from the Web for crowner

Historical Examples of crowner

  • If so, was there any official inquiry—any "crowner's quest?"

    Notes and Queries, Number 185, May 14, 1853

    Various

  • Crowner's-quest is a vulgar corruption of coroner's inquest.

    Hamlet

    William Shakespeare

  • The jury have not yet brought in their verdict upon the crowner's inquest.

    The Journal to Stella

    Jonathan Swift

  • Send for the doctor, an' the crowner, too, as quick as possible.'

  • I couldn't tell he'd go a crowner and have such cards as he had.

    Under Two Flags

    Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]


British Dictionary definitions for crowner

crowner

noun
  1. a promotional label consisting of a shaped printed piece of card or paper attached to a product on display
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