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Crown Colony

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Crown Colony a British colony controlled by the British Crown, represented by a governor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crown colony A colony of the British Empire not having an elective magistracy or a parliament, but governed by a chief magistrate (called Governor) appointed by the Crown, with executive councilors nominated by him and not elected by the people.
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Usage

In literature:

The King's Head, opened in 1691, early became a rendezvous of crown officers and the citizens in the higher strata of colonial society.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
The great aim of government, whether at home or in the colonies, was to maintain the supremacy of the crown.
"The Fighting Governor" by Charles W. Colby
Franklin, as the agent in London of that colony, had presented the petition to the crown.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
The labors of the colony, have been crowned with a rich harvest of success.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
South Australia became an English crown colony; Melbourne founded.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4" by Various
The island remained under the control of the Company until 1849, when it became a crown colony.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
And this was an English Crown colony, as rich in resources as any area of soil of equal size in the world.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
On leaving Mafeking we were in the Bechuanaland Protectorate, a country of even greater promise than the Crown Colony.
"Through South Africa" by Henry M. Stanley
They ought to have made it a Crown colony.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
In 1702, all the proprietors surrendered their rights to the crown and New Jersey became a royal colony.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Shortly afterwards, British Kaffraria was made a crown colony.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
The Crown Colony of Hongkong still continues to do an active trade.
"The Opium Monopoly" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
Frederic I. had brought this isolated colony under the crown.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
Governor of a Crown Colony at least!
"The Gay Adventure" by Richard Bird
The sentiment of personal loyalty to the crown remained strong in the colonies up to the very outburst of the Revolution.
"The Ifs of History" by Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
They are under various forms of what is known as crown colony government.
"The Panama Canal" by J. Saxon Mills
Though he defended the powers of the Crown, he was honestly concerned for the welfare of the colony.
"Give Me Liberty" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
The necessity of treating the Transvaal and the Orange River Colony temporarily as Crown colonies was beyond argument.
"The African Colony" by John Buchan
Some Acts of {207} Colonial Legislatures have been disallowed by the Crown.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
These were largely supplemented by the colonial militia and by colonial royal regiments in the pay of the Crown.
"The History of the Thirteen Colonies of North America 1497-1763" by Reginald W. Jeffery
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In news:

Lufkin,Tx — A man seen in someone's back yard in the Crown Colony subdivision Tuesday night is being questioned by Lufkin Police as a possible suspect in the Door Kick burglaries.
Classical Colonial Collection Crown WOCM002.
The threesome that included Kevin Na was warned for slow play by a PGA Tour official at the midpoint of the second round Friday in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
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