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palatine

adjective pal·a·tine \ 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

Origin and Etymology of palatine

Middle English, from Latin palatinus imperial, from palatium


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palatine

noun pal·a·tine \ ˈpa-lə-ˌtīn , sense 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
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[French, from Elisabeth Charlotte of Bavaria †1722 Princess Palatine]
:a fur cape or stole covering the neck and shoulders

Origin and Etymology of palatine

Late Latin palatinus imperial official, from Latin palatinus, adjective


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palatine

adjective pal·a·tine \ ˈpa-lə-ˌtīn \

Definition of palatine

:of, relating to, or lying near the palate

Origin and Etymology of palatine

French palatin, from Latin palatum palate


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palatine

noun pal·a·tine \ ˈpa-lə-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

1824


Palatine

geographical name Pal·a·tine \ 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 in northeastern Illinois northwest of Chicago population 68,557

Medical Dictionary

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palatine

adjective pal·a·tine \ ˈpal-ə-ˌtīn \

medical Definition of palatine

:of, relating to, or lying near the palate

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palatine

noun

medical Definition of palatine


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