Definition of Crown Dependency noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Crown Dependency

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a term applied to either of two places close to the British mainland: the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. These have their own governments, which make decisions about the law, police, education and other matters, but rely on the British Crown for their defence and foreign policy. compare overseas territory