- any of the twelve legendary peers of Charlemagne's court
- a knight or a heroic champion
Origin of paladinFrench ; from Italian paladino ; from Classical Latin palatinus, officer of a palace ; from palatium: see palace
- A paragon of chivalry; a heroic champion.
- A strong supporter or defender of a cause: “the paladin of plain speaking” (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
- Any of the 12 peers of Charlemagne's court.
Origin of paladinFrench, from Italian paladino, from Late Latin palat&imacron;nus, palatine; see palatine1.