palatine

palatine

1 [pal-uh-tahyn, -tin]
adjective
1.
having royal privileges: a count palatine.
2.
of or pertaining to a count palatine, earl palatine, or county palatine.
3.
of or pertaining to a palace; palatial: a palatine chapel.
4.
(initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the Palatinate.
noun
5.
a vassal exercising royal privileges in a province; a count or earl palatine.
6.
an important officer of an imperial palace.
7.
a high official of an empire.
8.
(initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate.
9.
(initial capital letter) one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
10.
a shoulder cape, usually of fur or lace, formerly worn by women.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin, Latin palātīnus of the imperial house, imperial; orig., of the hill Palātium in Rome. See palace, -ine1

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palatine

2 [pal-uh-tahyn, -tin]
adjective
of, near, or in the palate; palatal: the palatine bones.

Origin:
1650–60; < French palatin, -ine. See palate, -ine1

Palatine

[pal-uh-tahyn]
noun
a city in NE Illinois.
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palatine1 (ˈpæləˌtaɪn)
 
adj
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
 
n
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 palace]

palatine2 (ˈpæləˌtaɪn)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the palate
 
n
2.  either of two bones forming the hard palate
 
[C17: from French palatin, from Latin palātum palate]

Palatine1 (ˈpæləˌtaɪn)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the Palatinate
 
n
2.  a Palatinate

Palatine2 (ˈpæləˌtaɪn)
 
n
1.  one of the Seven Hills of Rome: traditionally the site of the first settlement of Rome
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or designating this hill

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palatine
mid-15c., from M.Fr. palatin (15c.), from M.L. palatinus "of the palace" (of the Caesars), from L. palatium (see palace). Used in English to mean "quasi-royal authority." Reference to the Rhineland state is from c.1580.
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palatine pal·a·tine (pāl'ə-tīn')
adj.
Of or relating to the palate.

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palatine

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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