the territory under the jurisdiction of a count palatine.
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How to use county palatine in a sentence
On the erection of Cheshire to a county palatine after the Conquest, Chester became the seat of government of the palatine earls.
No shire court was ever held for the county, but as a duchy and county palatine it has its own special courts.
The office of chancellor of the duchy and county palatine dates back to 1351.
It is attached to the duchy of Lancaster, a crown office, and retains the chancery court for the county palatine.
This was a county palatine, and had jura regalia, before this erection of it into a principality.Novanglus, and Massachusettensis | John Adams
British Dictionary definitions for county 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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