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A territory that is under the sovereignty of the British Crown but does not form part of the UK. The Crown dependencies are the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.Compare with British overseas territory
- ‘The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are not part of the United Kingdom but direct crown dependencies.’
- ‘Robin Hugh Gibb was born on December 22, 1949, on the Isle of Man, the British crown dependency, about half an hour before Maurice.’
- ‘Tuckwell is an Australian citizen who lives on the island of Jersey, in the Channel Islands, which are British crown dependencies.’
- ‘Guernsey is a crown dependency, meaning it is not part of the United Kingdom but is still subject to the Queen.’
- ‘It meets on average once a month and among other things performs certain judicial functions, including hearing appeals from several Commonwealth countries and crown dependencies.’
- ‘Many are crown dependencies, such as Jersey.’
- ‘We aren't part of the UK. We are a crown dependency but have our own government and coins and laws and stuff!’
- ‘They remain "crown dependencies"; they are among the "other realms and territories" referred to in the royal title.’
- ‘In areas such as Thetford and the crown dependencies of Jersey and Guernsey, the Portuguese form the largest ethnic minority groups at 30% of the population, 20% and 3% respectively.’
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