Definition of paladin
1 : a trusted military leader (as for a medieval prince)
2 : a leading champion of a cause
Examples of paladin
<an idealistic paladin seeking better treatment for the homeless>
Origin of paladin
Middle French, from Italian paladino, from Old French palatin, from Medieval Latin palatinus courtier, from Late Latin, imperial official — more at palatine
First Known Use: 1592
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