Entry from British & World English dictionary
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.
- We aren't part of the UK. We are a crown dependency but have our own government and coins and laws and stuff!
- The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are not part of the United Kingdom but direct crown dependencies.
- Many are crown dependencies, such as Jersey.
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