the crown

noun

1
or the Crown : the government of a country that is officially ruled by a king or queen
the blessing of the Spanish crown
allegiance to the crown
She was appointed by the Crown.
2
: the position of power that a king or queen has
When the king died childless, his brother assumed the crown.

Examples of the crown in a Sentence

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“The crown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20crown. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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