crown land

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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.
If the Crown land was included in a tax-increment financing district, the money could have come from that, Michels said.
31,2016, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry staff received a public complaint about the illegal harvest of timber on Crown land in Appleby Township, in the Municipality of St.
'The parcel belonged to the former Machakos municipality and was crown land. It was later allocated by former President Mwai Kibaki on the same presidential decree as that of the NYS,' Kalonzo said in a statement on Saturday.
The 62-year-old ran Crown Land Securities Limited which bought fields in Kent and Sussex, and divided them into smaller plots which were sold as investment opportunities.
Revelstoke Sand & Gravel applied to develop an 8.1 hectare quarry on Crown land off Westside Road, across the Columbia River from the golf course.
The Mistawasis First Nation is interested in purchasing protected lakefront Crown land near Shellbrook with plans to build cabins and develop the lakefront property as a way to create jobs and revenue for its community.
It includes approximately $259 million and up to 140,000 acres of unoccupied provincial Crown land to become new reserve land for the First Nations.