imperial crown

noun, often capitalized I, sometimes capitalized C

Definition of imperial crown 

1 : a crown emblematic of independent sovereignty: such as

a : the crown in the royal regalia of England that is used for the crowning in the coronation ceremony, that consists of a circlet of gold heightened with four crosses formée alternately with four fleurs-de-lis and has two arches rising from the crosses and surmounted by a mound and a cross formée, and that is ornamented with precious stones

called also Saint Edward's crown

b : the crown of an emperor or of an empire

2 : a conventionalized representation of an imperial crown especially : a figure of a crown in the style of the imperial crown of England often used as an emblem of the sovereignty of the British monarch or as a heraldic bearing

3 : imperial state crown

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