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A colony of the British Empire not having an elective magistracy or a parliament, but governed by a chief magistrate (called Governor) appointed by the Crown, with executive councilors nominated by him and not elected by the people.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Crown Colony'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/c/crown-colony.html. 1828.
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29