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Topic: OFFICIALS

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: coroner, from Latin coronare, from corona; CROWN1

crown

2 verb
     
crown2 [transitive ]
1PGO to place a crown on the head of a new king or queen as part of an official ceremony in which they become king or queen [↪ coronation]:
Louis was crowned at Reims in 814.
crown somebody (as) king/queen etc
In 1896 Nicholas was crowned as tsar.
2 to make something perfect or complete, by adding an achievement etc
crown somebody with something
a long career crowned with a peaceful retirement
3

be crowned with something

literary having something on top:
every hill is crowned with a walled village
4MH to put a protective top on a damaged tooth
5 informal to hit someone on the head
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