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.

Origin of crown land

First recorded in 1615–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for crownland


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

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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