- the territory ruled by a palatine
- a person born or living in the Palatinate
Origin of PalatinateMedieval Latin palatinatus
historical region now part of Germany: in two parts: Lower Palatinate or Rhine Palatinate (on the Rhine east of Saarland) and the Upper Palatinate (in E Bavaria on the Danube)
The office, powers, or territory of a palatine.
Either of two historical districts and former states of southern Germany. The Lower Palatinate is in southwest Germany between Luxembourg and the Rhine River; the Upper Palatinate is to the east in eastern Bavaria. They were once under the jurisdiction of the counts palatine, who became electors of the Holy Roman Empire in 1356 and were then known as electors palatine.
- Of or pertaining to a palatinate or the Palatinate