county palatine


noun, plural counties palatine.

the territory under the jurisdiction of a count palatine.

Nearby words

  1. county commissioner,
  2. county court,
  3. county fair,
  4. county farm,
  5. county home,
  6. county seat,
  7. county town,
  8. coup,
  9. coup d'essai,
  10. coup d'etat

Origin of county palatine

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50

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British Dictionary definitions for county palatine

county palatine

noun plural counties palatine

the lands of a count palatine
(in England and Ireland) a county in which the earl or other lord exercised many royal powers, esp judicial authority
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