county palatine

county palatine
noun Date: 15th century the territory of a count palatine

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  • County 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • County palatine — County Coun ty (koun t[y^]), n.; pl. {Counties} ( t[i^]z). [F. comt[ e], fr. LL. comitatus. See {Count}.] 1. An earldom; the domain of a count or earl. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A circuit or particular portion of a state or kingdom, separated from …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • county palatine — n. the land held by a count palatine …   English World dictionary

  • County palatine — This article is about the Palatine counties of England. For other uses, see Palatinate (disambiguation). A county palatine or palatinate[1] is an area ruled by an hereditary nobleman possessing special authority and autonomy from the rest of a… …   Wikipedia

  • county palatine — pl. counties palatine. the territory under the jurisdiction of a count palatine. [1400 50; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • county palatine — coun′ty pal′atine n. pl. counties palatine why the domain of a count palatine • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • county palatine — See counties palatine; courts of the counties palatine …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • county palatine — noun the territory of a count palatine • Hypernyms: ↑administrative district, ↑administrative division, ↑territorial division …   Useful english dictionary

  • County Palatine — noun historical (in England and Ireland) a county in which royal privileges and exclusive rights of jurisdiction were held by its earl or lord …   English new terms dictionary

  • County 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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