The palatine

The palatine
palatine pal"a*tine, a. [F. palatin, L. palatinus, fr. palatium. See {Palace}, and cf. {Paladin}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a palace, or to a high officer of a palace; hence, possessing royal privileges. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to the Palatinate. [PJC]

3. Of or pertaining to a Palatine[1]. [PJC]

{Count palatine}, {County palatine}. See under {Count}, and {County}.

{Palatine hill}, or {The palatine}, one of the seven hills of Rome, once occupied by the palace of the C[ae]sars. See also {Palatine Hill} in the vocabulary, and {Palace}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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