palatinate

noun
pa·​lat·​i·​nate | \ pə-ˈla-tə-nət How to pronounce palatinate (audio) \

Definition of palatinate

: the territory of a palatine

First Known Use of palatinate

1577, in the meaning defined above

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“Palatinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palatinate. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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Palatinate geographical name

Pa·​lat·​i·​nate | \ pə-ˈla-tə-nət How to pronounce Palatinate (audio) \
variants: or German Pfalz \ ˈ(p)fälts How to pronounce Palatinate (audio) \

Definition of Palatinate

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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