A woman who possesses the sovereignty and royal power in a country under a monarchical form of government The wife of a king. Queen consort. In English law. The wife of a reigning king. 1 Bl. Comm. 218. Queen dowager. In English law. The widow of a king. 1 Bl. Comm. 223. Queen-gold. A royal revenue belonging to every queen consort during her marriage with the king, and due from every person who has made a voluntary fine or offer to the king of ten marks or upwards, in consideration of any grant or privilege conferred bv the crown. It is now quite obsolete. 1 Bl. Comm. 220-222. Queen regnant. In English law. A queen who holds the crown in her own right; as the first Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Anne, and the late Queen Victoria. 1 Bl. Comm. 218; 2 Steph. Comm. 465. For the titles and descriptions of various officers In the English legal system, called “Queen’s Advocate,” “Queen’s Coroner,” “Queen’s Counsel,” “Queen’s Proctor,” “Queen’s Remembrancer,” etc., during the reign of a female sovereign, as In the time of the late Queen Victoria, see, now, under KING and the following titles.
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