Crown Agent

noun

Definition of Crown Agent

1 : an agent for the British crown specifically : a solicitor under the lord advocate in charge of criminal proceedings in Scotland
2 : an agent in England acting in behalf of the business and financial interests of a British colony

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First Known Use of Crown Agent

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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