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crown land

1. Land that belongs to the crown and yields its revenues to the reigning monarch.
2. Public land in certain countries belonging to the British Commonwealth.
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crown land


crown lands

1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the United Kingdom) land belonging to the Crown
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) public land in some dominions of the Commonwealth
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crown′ land`

land belonging to the crown, the revenues from which go to the reigning sovereign.
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Noun1.Crown land - land that belongs to the Crown
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
acres, demesne, landed estate, estate, land - extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
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References in classic literature ?
It is well known that they have heretofore had serious and animated discussion concerning the rights to the lands which were ungranted at the time of the Revolution, and which usually went under the name of crown lands. The States within the limits of whose colonial governments they were comprised have claimed them as their property, the others have contended that the rights of the crown in this article devolved upon the Union; especially as to all that part of the Western territory which, either by actual possession, or through the submission of the Indian proprietors, was subjected to the jurisdiction of the king of Great Britain, till it was relinquished in the treaty of peace.
Delighted with her progress, and fearful of wearying her with too much wisdom at once, Henry suffered the subject to decline, and by an easy transition from a piece of rocky fragment and the withered oak which he had placed near its summit, to oaks in general, to forests, the enclosure of them, waste lands, crown lands and government, he shortly found himself arrived at politics; and from politics, it was an easy step to silence.
Llifon Huw Jones, who ahead of his first appearance over the charges declared himself to be allowed to "seize Crown lands and possessions belonging to the crown", was due to be tried at Caernarfon crown court next week.
The modern treaty, the Maa-nulth Final Agreement, grants to the Huu-ay-aht self-government, ownership of its own lands and resources, a stewardship role on Crown lands within Huuay-aht territory, as well as a Crown forestry tenure.
Examples include such metonomic usages as "The pen is mightier than the sword" (1839) or using "The Crown" to refer to the monarch (as in "Crown lands") or "The Cabinet" to refer to a group of people; does Mr Taylor really believe that land belongs to a monarch's headgear or that, when the cabinet takes a decision, it is really the room in which they meet that has decided?
He has pointed out that in respect of disputed property the parties can go to courts or to the Government Agent if the dispute relates to private lands or crown lands respectively.
For land management Torrens is not relevant and Crown land continues as such (27) with interest holders subject to the provisions of the Crown Lands Act 1989 ('CLA').
Parts one and two, Orientation and Introduction to Crown Lands in Victoria treat the inexperienced reasonably gently and give more experienced researchers an opportunity to refresh their knowledge.
"It has the potential to lead to confusion and uncertainty in the management of Alberta's Crown lands and the regulation and development of Alberta's natural resources," said an affidavit from Jonathan Smith, branch head for aboriginal relations at Alberta Energy.
of Hawai'i) conducts a historico-legal analysis of the subsequent fate of the Crown Lands as a means of aiding in ongoing disputes concerning their status.