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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: crown /kraʊn/ 
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singularcrown
pluralcrowns
  1. 2

    the crown

    or

    the Crown

    formal the king or queen

    the relationship between Parliament and the Crown

    1. a.

      the crown

      the position of being king or queen

      When he dies, the crown will pass to his son.

    2. b.

      the Crown

      the government of a country that has a king or queen

      a minister of the Crown

      The Crown was forced to drop the charges because of a lack of evidence.

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