count palatine


: a count of the Holy Roman Empire having imperial powers in his own domain
: a high judicial official in the Holy Roman Empire
: the proprietor of a county palatine in England or Ireland

Word History

First Known Use

1539, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of count palatine was in 1539

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“Count palatine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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