Origin of coronerME, officer of the crown from Anglo-French corouner from coroune, corone, a crown from Classical Latin corona, crown
Origin of coronerMiddle English officer of the crown from Anglo-Norman corouner from coroune crown from Latin corōna ; see crown .
From Anglo-Norman curuner, from Medieval Latin custos placitorum coronae (“guardian of the crown's pleas”). The function was originally to protect royal properties.
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