crown debt

noun

: a debt due under English law to the crown and upon which if on record the crown has the remedy of extent

Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crown debt was in 1641

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“Crown debt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crown%20debt. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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