(in England and Wales) an independent prosecuting body, established in 1986, that decides whether cases brought by the police should go to the courts: headed by the Director of Public Prosecutions CPS Compare procurator fiscal
- Crown prosecutor
noun 1. (Canadian) another name for Crown attorney
noun, Chiefly British. 1. a size of book, about 7½ × 10 inches (19 × 25 cm), untrimmed. Abbreviation: crown 4to.
noun, Cookery. 1. a cut of meat, especially lamb, veal, or pork, that is made by tying two rib roasts together in a circle. noun 1. a roast consisting of ribs of lamb or pork arranged in a crown shape
- Crown-rump length
crown-rump length n. The length of an embryo or fetus measured from the skull vertex to the midpoint between the apices of the buttocks.