The Crown

The Crown is a corporation sole that in the Commonwealth realms and any provincial or state sub-divisions thereof represents the legal embodiment of governance, whether executive, legislative, or judicial. It evolved first in the United Kingdom as a separation of the literal crown and property of the nation state from the person and personal property of the monarch, a concept which then spread via British colonisation and is now rooted in the legal lexicon of the other 15 independent realms. In this context it should not be confused with any physical crown, such as those of the British state regalia.

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Scotland In The Early Modern Era - Government - The Crown
... For the early part of the era, the authority of the crown was limited by the large number of minorities it had seen since the early fifteenth century ... first Scottish monarch to wear the closed imperial crown, in place of the open circlet of medieval kings, suggesting a claim to absolute authority within the kingdom ... arches in 1532, which were re-added when it was reconstructed in 1540 in what remains the Crown of Scotland ...
Canadian Federalism - The Crown
... As a federal monarchy, the Canadian Crown is unitary throughout all jurisdictions in the country, with the headship of state being a part of all equally ... passed on not by the governor general or federal parliament, but through the overreaching Crown itself as a part of the executive, legislative, and judicial operations in Canada's eleven (one ... of the Canadian federation, and the Crown remains central to Canada's federalism ...
St. Paul's College, Hong Kong - The School Badge - The Crown
... Above all these is a crown ... The original description says that it is an 'eastern' crown ... The crown may also refer to the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him (James 112) ...
The Crown, Bristol
... The Crown is an historic public house situated on All Saints Lane, Bristol, England and is near to St Nicolas Market ... The Crown is located in an area known as "the Old City" ... The Crown was built in the 18th Century and is a grade 2 listed building ...

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    She will sing the song that pleaseth you,
    And on your eyelids crown the god of sleep,
    Charming your blood with pleasing heaviness.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)