crown office

noun

Definition of crown office

1 : the office of the Court of King's Bench in English law in which certain procedure formerly took place on the criminal-law side and in matters relating to the prerogative writs of quo warranto, mandamus, and prohibition
2 : a department for the King's Bench division in the central office of the High Court of Justice in English law

3 in English law

a : the Chancery Office in which the great seal is generally affixed
b : the former office of the common-law side of the Chancery Court

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