Palatial
Palatial Pa*la"tial, n. A palatal letter. [Obs.] --Sir W. Jones. [1913 Webster]

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  • Palatial — Pa*la tial, a. [L. palatium palace. See {Palace}.] Of or pertaining to a palace; suitable for a palace; resembling a palace; royal; magnificent; as, palatial structures. Palatial style. A. Drummond. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palatial — ● palatial, palatiale, palatiaux adjectif Relatif à un palais, aux palais. ⇒PALATIAL, ALE, AUX, adj. Qui appartient à un palais (v. palais1); qui en présente certains aspects (proportion, grandeur, etc.). La bibliothèque Carnegie est palatiale… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • palatial — (adj.) 1754, from Fr. palatial magnificent, from L. palatium (see PALACE (Cf. palace)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Palatial — Pa*la tial, a. [From {Palate}.] (Anat.) Palatal; palatine. [Obs.] Barrow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palatial — index elaborate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • palatial — palatial, ale (pa la si al, a l ) adj. Terme vieilli. Qui a rapport au palais de justice, à la pratique. •   M. Chapelain a raison de dire que ses père et mère est une phrase palatiale et un style de pratique, VAUGEL. Rem. Not. Th. Corn. t. II, p …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • palatial — [adj] grand, opulent deluxe, grandiose, illustrious, imposing, impressive, lush, luxuriant, luxurious, magnificent, majestic, monumental, noble, plush, regal, rich, silken, spacious, splendid, stately, sumptuous, upholstered; concepts 334,485,589 …   New thesaurus

  • palatial — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ resembling a palace, especially in being spacious or grand. DERIVATIVES palatially adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • palatial — [pə lā′shəl] adj. [< L palatium,PALACE] 1. of, suitable for, or like a palace 2. large and ornate; magnificent; stately palatially adv …   English World dictionary

  • palatial — [[t]pəle͟ɪʃ(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A palatial house, hotel, or office building is very large and impressive. ...a palatial Hollywood mansion. ...the academy s palatial headquarters in Moscow …   English dictionary

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