|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|
|4.||feudal history the lord of a palatinate|
|5.||any of various important officials at the late Roman, Merovingian, or Carolingian courts|
|6.||(in Colonial America) any of the proprietors of a palatine colony, such as Carolina|
|[C15: via French from Latin palātīnus belonging to the palace, from palātium; see |
palatine pal·a·tine (pāl'ə-tīn')
Of or relating to the palate.
village, Cook county, northeastern Illinois, U.S. Palatine is a suburb of Chicago, lying about 30 miles (50 km) northwest of the city. The community, established in 1855 when a Chicago and North Western Railway siding and depot was built, was named for Palatine, New York, the original hometown of one of the early settlers. Manufactures include outdoor grills, electrical products, adhesives, and safety equipment. William Rainey Harper (community) College was established there in 1965. Attractions include the restored George Clayson House (built 1873), which contains a local history museum. Inc. 1866. Pop. (1990) 39,253; (2000) 65,479.
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