- having royal privileges: a count palatine.
- of or relating to a count palatine, earl palatine, or county palatine.
- of or relating to a palace; palatial: a palatine chapel.
- (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Palatinate.
- a vassal exercising royal privileges in a province; a count or earl palatine.
- an important officer of an imperial palace.
- a high official of an empire.
- (initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate.
- (initial capital letter) one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
- a shoulder cape, usually of fur or lace, formerly worn by women.
- of, near, or in the palate; palatal: the palatine bones.
- a city in NE Illinois.
- (of an individual) possessing royal prerogatives in a territory
- of, belonging to, characteristic of, or relating to a count palatine, county palatine, palatinate, or palatine
- of or relating to a palace
- feudal history the lord of a palatinate
- any of various important officials at the late Roman, Merovingian, or Carolingian courts
- (in Colonial America) any of the proprietors of a palatine colony, such as Carolina
- of or relating to the palate
- either of two bones forming the hard palate
- of or relating to the Palatinate
- a Palatinate
- one of the Seven Hills of Rome: traditionally the site of the first settlement of Rome
- of, relating to, or designating this hill
adj.mid-15c., from Middle French palatin (15c.) and directly from Medieval Latin palatinus “of the palace” (of the Caesars), from Latin palatium (see palace). Used in English to indicate quasi-royal authority. Reference to the Rhineland state is from c.1580. adj.
- Of or relating to the palate.