Count 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]


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  • Count palatine — Count Count, n. [F. conte, fr. L. comes, comitis, associate, companion, one of the imperial court or train, properly, one who goes with another; com + ire to go, akin to Skr. i to go.] A nobleman on the continent of Europe, equal in rank to an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • count palatine — n. Historical 1. in Germany, a count granted certain powers from the emperor in his own territory 2. in England, an earl with supreme power in his county: also earl palatine …   English World dictionary

  • Count palatine — This article is about Count Palatine in Medieval European palatinate regions and social structure. For other uses, see palatine. Count palatine is a high noble title,[1] used to render several comital styles, in some cases also shortened to… …   Wikipedia

  • count palatine — count′ pal′atine n. pl. counts palatine 1) why (formerly, in Germany) a count having jurisdiction in his fief or province 2) why (formerly, in England and Ireland) an earl or other county proprietor who exercised royal prerogatives within his… …   From formal English to slang

  • count palatine — /ˌkaʊnt ˈpælətaɪn/ (say .kownt paluhtuyn) noun (plural counts palatine) 1. a count of the Holy Roman Empire having independent judicial authority within his own domain. 2. a count granted certain royal or imperial powers under the German emperors …   Australian English dictionary

  • count palatine — pl. counts palatine. 1. (formerly, in Germany) a count having jurisdiction in his fief or province. 2. Also called earl palatine. Eng. Hist. an earl or other county proprietor who exercised royal prerogatives within his county. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • count palatine — noun Date: 1539 1. a. a count of the Holy Roman Empire having imperial powers in his own domain b. a high judicial official in the Holy Roman Empire 2. the proprietor of a county palatine in England or Ireland …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • count palatine — noun a count who exercised royal authority in his own domain • Hypernyms: ↑count …   Useful english dictionary

  • Count Palatine — noun historical a feudal lord having royal authority within a region of a kingdom. ↘a high official of the Holy Roman Empire with royal authority within his domain …   English new terms dictionary

  • Count Palatine — ♦ In Hungary, the highest court official after the king, who served in place of an absent king. (Fine, John V.A. Jr. The Late Medieval Balkans, 622) See Palatinate …   Medieval glossary

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