from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a county distinguished by particular privileges; -- so called a palatio (from the palace), because the owner had originally royal powers, or the same powers, in the administration of justice, as the king had in his palace; but these powers are now abridged. The counties palatine, in England, are Lancaster, Chester, and Durham.
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- n. the territory of a count palatine
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Ferdinand leagued himself with (1) Maximilian, duke of Bavaria, head of the Catholic League, who helped him subdue the Austrian estates; (2) Spain (Spinola invaded the County Palatine; Treaty of Ulm, July 3, 1620; neutrality of the Protestant Union secured); and (3) the Lutheran elector of Saxony, who resubjugated Lusatia and Silesia.
County Palatine, till Henry III bestowed the title on his son Edward; since which time the eldest sons of the kings of England have always been Earls of Chester.
Gazetteer of the County of Lancaster_; _History of the County Palatine and
A.D. 970, and the Abbots of Ely successively exercised powers nearly similar to a County Palatine, and after the change from an abbacy to a bishopric, the bishops continued to exercise similar authority until the reign of Henry VIII., when they were greatly abridged by an Act of
It was, rather, the County Palatine -- in point of authority the highest form of the manor.
This was undoubtedly in direct imitation of the County Palatine.
He realized for the County Palatine, as applied to colonization, whatever advantages inhere in it as a system.
In the County Palatine, as elsewhere in England, actual legislation came into existence slowly.
There is no better way of understanding the County Palatine in America than to examine the same institution in England.
Auchterarder being the only Royal Burgh in Strathearn, was the head burgh of that County Palatine and the seat of a Sheriffdom, the area of which was probably co-extensive with Strathearn.
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