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county palatine

noun, plural counties palatine.
  1. the territory under the jurisdiction of a count palatine.
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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
  1. the lands of a count palatine
  2. (in England and Ireland) a county in which the earl or other lord exercised many royal powers, esp judicial authority
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