- of a palace
- having royal privileges: a count palatine
- of or belonging to a count palatine or earl palatine
- of the Palatinate
Origin of palatineMiddle English ; from Old French palatin ; from Classical Latin palatinus ; from palatium, palace
- an officer of an imperial palace
- a medieval vassal lord having the rights of royalty in his own territory, or palatinate
- a fur piece covering the shoulders
- a person born or living in the Palatinate
Origin of palatineFrench palatin: see palate and amp; -ine
- a. A soldier of the palace guard of the Roman emperors, formed in the time of Diocletian.b. A soldier of a major division of the Roman army formed in the time of Constantine I.
- Used as a title for various administrative officials of the late Roman and Byzantine empires.
- A feudal lord exercising sovereign power over his lands. Also called palsgrave.
- Belonging to or fit for a palace.
- Of or relating to a palatine or palatinate.
Origin of palatineFrom Middle English, ruled by an independent lord, from Old French palatin, from Late Latin palat&imacron;nus, palace official, from Latin palat&imacron;nus, from Palatium, imperial residence; see palace.
- Of or relating to the palate: the palatine tonsils.
- Of or relating to either of two bones that make up the hard palate.
- Of or relating to the Palatine Hill in Rome.
- Of or relating to powers normally possessed by a sovereign but exercised by a lesser noble, or by a nominee of a sovereign.
- Of or relating to a palace, particularly for the Eastern and Western Roman emperors.
- Of or relating to a palatine or a palatinate, especially the Rhineland Palatinate.
Latin palatinus, "imperial", "imperial official"
- Of or relating to the palate
- Of or relating to a palatine bone.
- (anatomy) One of a pair of bones behind the palate.
French palatin "palate", from Latin palatum
From Latin Palatinus, from Palatium.