Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to the village of Pallet, near Nantes, the birthplace of Abelard. Thus, the school of Abelard is sometimes referred to as the Palatine school.
  • noun [capitalized] A native of the Palatinate.
  • noun A trade-name applied to several coal-tar coloring matters.
  • In phonology, same as palatal, a., 2.
  • noun Specifically, in the teleost fishes, the anterior of the chain of bones which forms the palatoquadrate arch.
  • noun In phonology, same as palatal, n., 2.
  • Pertaining to a palace: applied originally to persons holding office or employment in a royal palace.
  • Possessing royal privileges: as, a count palatine.
  • noun Originally, one who was attached to the palace of the Roman emperor.
  • noun A fur tippet.
  • Of or pertaining to the palate; palatal: as, the palatine bones; palatine teeth of fishes.
  • Inferior, same as ascending palatine.
  • Descending, a branch of the internal maxillary, which passes through the posterior palatine canal to supply the mucous membrane, glands, and gum of the hard palate
  • Of pharyngeal, a branch supplying the soft palate, sometimes of considerable size, when the ascending palatine is small
  • Superior, same as descending palatine.
  • Superior, one of several branches of the pterygoid plexus of the internal maxillary vein.
  • noun One of the palatal bones; a palatal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One invested with royal privileges and rights within his domains; a count palatine. See Count palatine, under 4th count.
  • noun The Palatine hill in Rome.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to a palace, or to a high officer of a palace
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Palatinate.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to a Palatine{1}.
  • adjective See under Count, and County.
  • adjective one of the seven hills of Rome, once occupied by the palace of the Cæsars. See also Palatine Hill in the vocabulary, and Palace.
  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the palate; palatal.
  • adjective (Anat.) a pair of bones (often united in the adult) in the root of the mouth, back of and between the maxillaries.
  • noun (Anat.) A palatine bone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to the palate
  • adjective Of or relating to a palatine bone.
  • noun anatomy One of a pair of bones behind the palate.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Palatine Hill in Rome.
  • adjective Of or relating to powers normally possessed by a sovereign but exercised by a lesser noble, or by a nominee of a sovereign.
  • adjective Of or relating to a palace, particularly for the Eastern and Western Roman emperors.
  • adjective Of or relating to a palatine or a palatinate, especially the Rhineland Palatinate.
  • noun A Roman soldier.
  • noun A Roman or Byzantine official.
  • noun A feudal lord, (a Pfalzgraf or Count-palatine), or a bishop possessing palatine powers.
  • noun A resident of a palatinate.
  • noun The highest dignitary in the Kingdom of Hungary after the king.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to a palace
  • noun (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
  • noun either of two irregularly shaped bones that form the back of the hard palate and helps to form the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbits
  • noun the most important of the Seven Hills of Rome; supposedly the location of the first settlement and the site of many imperial palaces
  • adjective of or relating to a count palatine and his royal prerogatives
  • noun any of various important officials in ancient Rome
  • adjective relating to or lying near the palate

Etymologies

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French palatin "palate", from Latin palatum

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Latin palatinus, "imperial", "imperial official"

Examples

  • Its lower portion, which hangs like a curtain between the mouth and pharynx is termed the palatine velum.

    XI. Splanchnology. 2a. The Mouth

  • That no serious trouble ever came from the so-called palatine earldoms is itself evidence of the powerful monarchy ruling in England.

    The History of England from the Norman Conquest to the Death of John (1066-1216)

  • The distressed family of the palatine was a great burden on James, during part of his reign.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part D. From Elizabeth to James I.

  • Its skeleton segmented, as in mammals and birds, into three parts; the upper part gave rise to the palatine and pterygoid in Anura, but seemed to disappear in Urodeles, where the so-called palatine and pterygoid developed in the mucous membrane of the mouth; the middle part gave, as in birds, the quadrate, which formed a suspensorium for both arches; the lower part, as Meckel's cartilage, formed a foundation for the bones of the lower jaw.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • "palatine" clergy, from the middle of the twelfth century, coupled with the disappearance of the judices palatini, tended to enlarge the share of the cardinals in the administration of papal justice and finances, also of the fiefs of the Holy See and of the States of the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • Thus Reichert interpreted the "palatine" and "pterygoid," which are formed in the mouth of the newt larva by a fusion of conical teeth, as special adaptations to enable the little larva to lead a carnivorous life. [

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • An English ‘county palatine’ was a county over which an earl or lord originally had royal privileges with the right of exclusive civil and criminal jurisdiction.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • “Because it was once a county palatine and the cats cannot help laughing whenever they think of it, though I see no great joke in it.”

    The Cheshire cat again

  • An English ‘county palatine’ was a county over which an earl or lord originally had royal privileges with the right of exclusive civil and criminal jurisdiction.

    The Cheshire cat again

  • “Because it was once a county palatine and the cats cannot help laughing whenever they think of it, though I see no great joke in it.”

    Archive 2009-05-01

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  • From "Au Tombeau de Charles Fourier" by Guy Davenport

    January 19, 2010