Palatine Definition

pălə-tīn
noun
An officer of an imperial palace.
Webster's New World
A soldier of the palace guard of the Roman emperors, formed in the time of Diocletian.
American Heritage
A soldier of a major division of the Roman army formed in the time of Constantine I.
American Heritage
A fur piece covering the shoulders.
Webster's New World
Used as a title for various administrative officials of the late Roman and Byzantine empires.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
palsgraveos palatinumpalatine-bonevassal lordofficialchamberlainminister
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adjective
Of a palace.
Webster's New World
The most important of the seven hills of ancient Rome. Traditionally the location of the earliest Roman settlement, it was the site of many imperial palaces, including ones built by Tiberius, Nero, and Domitian.
American Heritage
Having royal privileges.
A count palatine.
Webster's New World
Of or belonging to a count palatine or earl palatine.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to either of two bones that make up the hard palate.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
palatal
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pronoun

One of the seven hills of Rome; the site of the earliest settlement.

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Other Word Forms of Palatine

Noun

Singular:
palatine
Plural:
palatines

Origin of Palatine

  • From Middle English ruled by an independent lord from Old French palatin from Late Latin palātīnus palace official from Latin palātīnus from Palātium imperial residence palace

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

  • French palatin "palate", from Latin palatum

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin Palatinus, from Palatium.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin palatinus, "imperial", "imperial official"

    From Wiktionary

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