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Palatinate

[puh-lat-n-eyt, -it] /pəˈlæt nˌeɪt, -ɪt/
noun
1.
the. either of two historic regions of Germany that constituted an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire: one (Lower Palatinate, or Rhine Palatinate, ) is now part of Rhineland-Palatinate and the other (Upper Palatinate, ) is now part of Bavaria.
2.
a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate.
3.
(lowercase) the territory under the jurisdiction of a palatine.
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palatinal, adjective
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  • This represents the administrative region of upper Palatinate.
British Dictionary definitions for Palatinate

palatinate

/pəˈlætɪnɪt/
noun
1.
a territory ruled by a palatine prince or noble or count palatine

Palatinate

/pəˈlætɪnɪt/
noun
1.
the Palatinate, either of two territories in SW Germany, once ruled by the counts palatine. Upper Palatinate is now in Bavaria; Lower or Rhine Palatinate is now in Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, and Hesse German name Pfalz
2.
a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate
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Word Origin and History for Palatinate

palatinate

n.

1650s, from palatine + -ate (1). In England and Ireland, a county palatine; also used of certain American colonies (Carolina, Maryland, Maine).

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