palatine

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1pal·a·tine

adjective \ˈpa-lə-ˌtīn\

Definition of PALATINE

1
a :  possessing royal privileges
b :  of or relating to a palatine or a palatinate
2
a :  of or relating to a palace especially of a Roman or Holy Roman emperor
b :  palatial

Origin of PALATINE

Middle English, from Latin palatinus imperial, from palatium
First Known Use: 15th century

2palatine

noun \-ˌtīn, 3 is also -ˌtēn\

Definition of PALATINE

1
a :  a feudal lord having sovereign power within his domains
b :  a high officer of an imperial palace
2
capitalized :  a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate
3
[French, from Elisabeth Charlotte of Bavaria †1722 Princess Palatine] :  a fur cape or stole covering the neck and shoulders

Origin of PALATINE

Late Latin palatinus imperial official, from Latin palatinus, adjective
First Known Use: 1591

3palatine

adjective \-ˌtīn\

Definition of PALATINE

:  of, relating to, or lying near the palate

Origin of PALATINE

French palatin, from Latin palatum palate
First Known Use: circa 1656

4palatine

noun \-ˌtīn\

Definition of PALATINE

:  either of a pair of bones that are situated behind and between the maxillae and in humans are of extremely irregular form

First Known Use of PALATINE

1854

Pal·a·tine

geographical name \ˈpa-lə-ˌtīn\

Definition of PALATINE

1
hill in Rome, Italy, one of seven on which the ancient city was built — see aventine
2
village NE Illinois NW of Chicago pop 65,479

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: palatine canal
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Palatinate
All Words Near: palatine

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up palatine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More