- the. either of two historic regions of Germany that constituted an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire: one (Lower Palatinate or Rhine Palatinate) is now part of Rhineland-Palatinate and the other (Upper Palatinate) is now part of Bavaria.
- a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate.
- (lowercase) the territory under the jurisdiction of a palatine.
Origin of Palatinate
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Examples from the Web for palatinate
But you remember the old hand-grip which no man in the Palatinate could exchange with you?Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
The war-cry reached the Palatinate, and Siegfried had to go forth to the fight.Legends of the Rhine
Prussian troops advanced into the Palatinate, Baden and Wurtemberg.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
If the cities of the Palatinate could not be retained, they might be destroyed.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
This huge territory became, like Maryland, a province or palatinate.Pioneers of the Old South
- a territory ruled by a palatine prince or noble or count palatine
- the Palatinate either of two territories in SW Germany, once ruled by the counts palatine. Upper Palatinate is now in Bavaria; Lower or Rhine Palatinate is now in Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, and HesseGerman name: Pfalz
- a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate
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Word Origin and History for palatinate
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