Meaning of crown estate in English:

crown estate


  • (Frequently with capital initials) an estate owned by the Crown; (as a mass noun) the collection of estates and properties owned by the Crown as a whole; the organization which manages these.

    In the UK the crown estate is owned by the Crown but is not the private property of the monarch.


Early 18th century; earliest use found in Gilbert Burnet (1643–1715), bishop of Salisbury and historian.