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palatine1

[pal-uh-tahyn, -tin] /ˈpæl əˌtaɪn, -tɪn/
adjective
1.
having royal privileges:
a count palatine.
2.
of or relating to a count palatine, earl palatine, or county palatine.
3.
of or relating to a palace; palatial:
a palatine chapel.
4.
(initial capital letter) of or relating 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 of palatine1
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin, Latin palātīnus of the imperial house, imperial; orig., of the hill Palātium in Rome. See palace, -ine1

palatine2

[pal-uh-tahyn, -tin] /ˈpæl əˌtaɪn, -tɪn/
adjective
1.
of, near, or in the palate; palatal:
the palatine bones.
Origin
1650-60; < French palatin, -ine. See palate, -ine1

Palatine

[pal-uh-tahyn] /ˈpæl əˌtaɪn/
noun
1.
a city in NE Illinois.
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Examples from the Web for palatine
Historical Examples
  • There is a faint development of these ridges, but behind the palatine foramina in Dasyprocta aguti.

  • And after a while the litter bore him in the direction of the palatine.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • La palatine had counted upon the general confusion to smuggle herself in and to create a precedent.

  • The Capitol will turn into dust, and the palatine into dust.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • palatine (from palatium, meaning palace) was a name given to a count, or ruler of a district, who had almost regal power.

  • From the time that he had left the palatine they had been stifling him like a nightmare, and rending his ears.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Severus Libius was his successor, and he was poisoned within the walls of the palatine, August 465.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • One series is in the so-called house of Livia or Germanicus on the palatine.

  • After this, he was frequently employed in embassies from the electors palatine to England and Poland.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  • Did he not defeat, nay crush, the palatine on the white hills of Prague?

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
British Dictionary definitions for palatine

palatine1

/ˈpæləˌtaɪn/
adjective
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
noun
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
Word Origin
C15: via French from Latin palātīnus belonging to the palace, from palātium; see palace

palatine2

/ˈpæləˌtaɪn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the palate
noun
2.
either of two bones forming the hard palate
Word Origin
C17: from French palatin, from Latin palātum palate

Palatine1

/ˈpæləˌtaɪn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Palatinate
noun
2.
a Palatinate

Palatine2

/ˈpæləˌtaɪn/
noun
1.
one of the Seven Hills of Rome: traditionally the site of the first settlement of Rome
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or designating this hill
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Word Origin and History for palatine
adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French palatin (15c.) and directly from Medieval Latin palatinus "of the palace" (of the Caesars), from Latin palatium (see palace). Used in English to indicate quasi-royal authority. Reference to the Rhineland state is from c.1580.

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palatine in Medicine

palatine pal·a·tine (pāl'ə-tīn')
adj.
Of or relating to the palate.

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