count palatine


Definition of count palatine

1a : a count of the Holy Roman Empire having imperial powers in his own domain
b : a high judicial official in the Holy Roman Empire
2 : the proprietor of a county palatine in England or Ireland

First Known Use of count palatine

1539, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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