(in early medieval England) the protection secured by the
standard, educated, or correct English speech or usage, especially of England. Expand. Also called, when a queen is sovereign, queen's English. Origin of ...
mentioned only in Gen. 14:17; 2 Sam. 18:18, the name given to "the valley of
Shaveh," where the
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(until 1879) a shilling given a recruit in the British army to bind his enlistment contract. Expand. Also called, when a queen was sovereign, queen's shilling.
evidence for the crown given by an accused person against his or her alleged accomplices. Expand. Also called, when a queen is sovereign, queen's evidence.
an English theatrical company originally called Lord Chamberlain's Men, founded in the late 16th century: William Shakespeare was the company's principal ...
a British judiciary officer who may intervene in probate, nullity, or divorce actions when collusion, suppression of evidence, or other irregularities are alleged.