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  • n. One who, or that which, crowns.
  • n. coroner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, crowns.
  • n. A coroner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which crowns or completes.
  • n. A coroner. See coroner.
  • n. Same as croonach.


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Middle English


  • 'crowner's quest-law,' he is only parodying, and that closely, a scarcely less ludicrous judgment which had actually been pronounced, not long before, in the Court of Queen's Bench.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 439 Volume 17, New Series, May 29, 1852

  • He is sitting this minute with the crowner, and they are not to be disturbed.

    Wicked Will

  • “Yes, I know you told the crowner you found it whilst going down to the river for water,” broke in Will, all impatience.

    Wicked Will

  • WV - crowner - if I knew the baker, I'd crowner queen of the lolspeak cakes!

    Halloween Heckling

  • Anyway, the crowner in the story about Luis Carrion is that he's probably this month starting his studies at Harvard's J.F.K. School of Government and Economics.

    Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America

  • 'Robert,' I says to meself, 'Robert,' I sez, 'did you ever' appen to see a poachin 'cove in a bell-crowner afore?

    The Broad Highway

  • "Because, if you 'adn't' appened to be a-wearin 'that there bell-crowner, and I' adn't 'appened to be of a argifyin' and inquirin 'turn o' mind, I should ha 'filled you full o' buckshot."

    The Broad Highway

  • And, when I had gone on some distance, I took off that which the man had called a "bell-crowner," and bestowed upon it a touch, and looked at it as I had never done before; and there was gratitude in look and touch, for tonight it had, indeed, stood my friend.

    The Broad Highway

  • He was crowned in a bomb-proof church by a thoroughly searched clergyman, only the crown, the crowner, and the crowned being present to witness the ceremony.

    Who Was Who: 5000 B.C. to Date: Biographical Dictionary of the Famous and Those Who Wanted to Be.

  • I tell thee she is; and therefore make her grave straight: the crowner hath sat on her, and finds it Christian burial.

    Act V. Scene I. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark


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