palatine


adjective

  1. having royal privileges: a count palatine.
  2. of or relating to a count palatine, earl palatine, or county palatine.
  3. of or relating to a palace; palatial: a palatine chapel.
  4. (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Palatinate.

noun

  1. a vassal exercising royal privileges in a province; a count or earl palatine.
  2. an important officer of an imperial palace.
  3. a high official of an empire.
  4. (initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate.
  5. (initial capital letter) one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
  6. a shoulder cape, usually of fur or lace, formerly worn by women.

adjective

  1. of, near, or in the palate; palatal: the palatine bones.

noun

  1. a city in NE Illinois.

adjective

  1. (of an individual) possessing royal prerogatives in a territory
  2. of, belonging to, characteristic of, or relating to a count palatine, county palatine, palatinate, or palatine
  3. of or relating to a palace

noun

  1. feudal history the lord of a palatinate
  2. any of various important officials at the late Roman, Merovingian, or Carolingian courts
  3. (in Colonial America) any of the proprietors of a palatine colony, such as Carolina

adjective

  1. of or relating to the palate

noun

  1. either of two bones forming the hard palate

adjective

  1. of or relating to the Palatinate

noun

  1. a Palatinate

noun

  1. one of the Seven Hills of Rome: traditionally the site of the first settlement of Rome

adjective

  1. 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.

  1. Of or relating to the palate.

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