Complete Definition of "palatine"

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Etymology 1
Latin palatinus, "imperial", "imperial official"

Adjective
palatine

  1. Of or relating to the Palatine Hill in Rome.
  2. Of or relating to powers normally possessed by a sovereign but exercised by a lesser noble, or by a nominee of a sovereign.
  3. Of or relating to a palace, particularly for the Eastern and Western Roman emperors.
  4. Of or relating to a palatine or a palatinate, especially the Rhineland Palatinate.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A Roman soldier.
  2. A Roman or Byzantine official.
  3. A feudal lord, (a Pfalzgraf or Count-palatine), or a bishop possessing palatine powers.

Etymology 2

French palatin "palate", from Latin palatum

Adjective
palatine

  1. Of or relating to the palate
  2. Of or relating to a palatine bone.

Noun
en-noun

  1. anatomy One of a pair of bones behind the palate.

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