from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See palatine1.
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- n. a count of the Holy Roman Empire having imperial powers in his own domain: a count palatine
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A count or earl who presided in the domestic court, and had the superintendence, of a royal household in Germany.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A count palatine; a palatine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
Obsolete Dutch paltsgrave, from Middle Dutch palsgrēve, palsgrāve : pals, palatine (from Vulgar Latin *palantia, palace, from Latin palātia, pl. of Palātium, imperial palace; see palace) + Middle Dutch grēve, grāve, count; see margrave.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)