Paladin definition

pălə-dĭn
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A strong supporter or defender of a cause.
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A paragon of chivalry; a heroic champion.
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A knight or a heroic champion.
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Any of the 12 peers of Charlemagne's court.
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Any of the twelve legendary peers of Charlemagne's court.
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A heroic champion (especially a knightly one).
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A defender or advocate of a noble cause. (A defender of faith).
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Any of the twelve Companions of the court of Emperor Charlemagne.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
paladin
Plural:
paladins

Origin of paladin

  • French from Italian paladino from Late Latin palātīnus palatine palatine1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian paladino, from Late Latin palatinus, "palace officer". Derived from the "Auxilia Palatina." The royal guards of the later Roman Empire who were named after the Palatine hill in Rome, Italy. From which the word Paladin and Palace is derived.

    From Wiktionary