from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The office, powers, or territory of a palatine.

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  • n. A territory ruled by a palatine
  • n. A native or inhabitant of such a territory
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a palatinate or the Palatinate


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  • It has become a Saudi palatinate, a confederated province of Saudi Arabia, a pocket-size weasel state from which all journalists should in future use the dateline: Manama, Occupied Bahrain.

    Bahrain to sue Independent newspaper over articles

  • Just because I was out dancing around on the Brighton Pier doesn't mean that kate_schaeffer, huboffline, and palatinate will go unscathed or unspanked into another year!

    No Behind Left Behind--

  • And today, palatinate, you are on the business end of the Sparkly Paddle of Birthday Wonderfulness!

    The Best Way To End The Week and Start The Weekend--

  • Disney World is close to being an extraconstitutional entity, a business palatinate within a soi-disant democracy.

    Dream State

  • Outside the city, though, in the new settlements, Protestants were becoming the majority The Brouard lands lay in Nassau, a region in the top right-hand corner of Florida named by the British for the ancestral palatinate of the anti-Papist William III.

    Dream State

  • Chatted with palatinate on star glamour whom I hadn't seen all weekend --it's hard to bump into people here: Pyr has wisely monopolised the Hilton bar, lounge lizards that we are and Tim and Serena Powers on the big balcony on the merry joys of Disneyland.

    up from the deep

  • Charles Augustus Christian, duke of the palatinate of Zweibrücken

    Subject Index Page 16

  • Frederick II convinced Charles Augustus Christian, duke ofthe palatinate of Zweibrücken, to contest Austrian claims.

    1770, Sept. 24

  • Between 1594 and 1603, Hugh O'Neill, the renegade earl of Tyrone, led a rebellion to secure his palatinate rule over Ulster.

    Catastrophic Dimensions:The Rupture of English and Irish Identities in Early Modern Ireland, 1534-1615

  • Then it was held, subordinately, by the Monthault, or Montalt, family, the stewards of the palatinate of Chester.

    The Grand Old Man


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