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DEMISE OF THE CROWN Definition & Legal Meaning

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The natural dissolution of the king is generally so called; an expression which signifiesmerely a transfer of property. By demise of the crown we mean only that, inconsequence of the disunion of the king’s natural body from his body politic, thekingdom is transferred or demised to his successor, and so the royal dignitv remainsperpetual. 1 Bl. Comm. 249; Plowd. 234.


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