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mayor of the palace

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noun
  1. one of a line of hereditary administrative lieutenants to the Merovingian kings who eventually took over royal function and title in the Frankish kingdoms; a palatine.
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Origin of mayor of the palace

1520–30; translation of Medieval Latin major domūs; see major-domo
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