Definitions

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  • n. the jewelry that accompany the office of rulership in a monarchy. I.e., crown, scepter, signet ring, etc.
  • n. A prized possession or asset
  • n. A part of a company sought by another in a hostile takeover
  • n. The male genitalia

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the jewels appertaining to the sovereign while wearing the crown.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. regalia (jewelry and other paraphernalia) worn by a sovereign on state occasions

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Examples

  • Meticulous Catherine, who observed every rule ... just as she had stood aside to give Mary precedence ten minutes after Henri IPs death, just so quickly had she demanded that Mary return the crown jewels after Francois II's death.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • [This was known as "Blood's Plot," and was named after Colonel Thomas Blood, afterwards notorious for his desperate attack upon the Duke of Ormond in St. James's St.eet (1670) and for his robbery of the crown jewels in the Tower (1671).

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, May/Jun 1663

  • He knew that they were bringing him an authentification of the diamond: the statement of two highly respected New York jewelers that the gem was indeed the legendary Great Mogul and that it would be a remarkable addition to the crown jewels of the Holy Roman emperor, Francis II, king of Bohemia and Hungary, emperor of Austria.

    City of Glory

  • Viewing a display of czarist Russia’s crown jewels at the Kremlin’s Armory Museum, Armstrong’s cosmonaut host Beregovoy joked that Neil had brought parts of a Moon rock to Russia and now it was time to reciprocate.

    First Man

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