palatinate

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noun pa·lat·i·nate \pə-ˈla-tə-nət\

Definition of palatinate

  1. :  the territory of a palatine

First Known Use of palatinate

1577


Palatinate

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geographical name Pa·lat·i·nate \pə-ˈla-tə-nət\
variants: or German

Pfalz

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Definition of Palatinate

  1. either of two districts of southwestern Germany once ruled by counts palatine of the Holy Roman Empire: the Rhenish Palatinate on the Rhine River east of Saarland and the Upper Palatinate on the Danube River around Regensburg — see rhineland-palatinate


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