11 Facts About The Crown


Corporation sole, the Crown is the legal embodiment of executive, legislative, and judicial governance in the monarchy of each commonwealth realm.

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The concept of the Crown developed first in England as a separation of the literal crown and property of the kingdom from the person and personal property of the monarch.

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The Crown represents the legal embodiment of executive, legislative, and judicial governance.

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Today, the Crown is considered separate in every country, province, state, or territory, regardless of its degree of independence, that has the shared monarch as part of the respective country's government, though limitations on the power of the monarch in right of each territory vary according to relevant laws, thus making the difference between full sovereignty, semi-sovereignty, dependency, etc.

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The Crown in each of the Commonwealth realms is a similar, but separate, legal concept.

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In New Zealand, the term "The Crown" is used to mostly mean the authority of government; its meaning changes in different contexts.

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The Crown is in general immune to prosecution and civil lawsuits, so "R" is rarely seen on the right hand side of the 'v' in the first instance.

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In civil cases where the Crown is a party, it is a customary to list the appropriate government Minister as the party instead.

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The Crown can be a plaintiff or defendant in civil actions to which the government of the Commonwealth realm in question is a party.

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Such Crown proceedings are often subject to specific rules and limitations, such as the enforcement of judgments against the Crown.

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Qui tam lawsuits on behalf of the Crown were once common but have been unusual since the Common Informers Act 1951 ended the practice of allowing such suits by common informers.

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