not crowned; not having yet assumed the crown.
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)

to deprive or divest of a crown.
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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Examples from the Web for uncrowned

Contemporary Examples of uncrowned

  • At the time, I was with him in Paris producing a film about the Windsor jewels for the BBC1 ( The Uncrowned Jewels).

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    Buying the Royal Jewels

    Martyn Gregory

    December 3, 2010

Historical Examples of uncrowned

British Dictionary definitions for uncrowned



having the power of royalty without the title
not having yet assumed the crown
uncrowned king or uncrowned queen a man or woman of high status among a certain group
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