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 cor&omacron;na; 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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