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palace

[ pal-is ]
/ ˈpæl ɪs /
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noun
the official residence of a king, queen, bishop, or other sovereign or exalted personage.
a large and stately mansion or building.
a large and usually ornate place for entertainment, exhibitions, etc.
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Origin of palace

1200–50; Middle English <Medieval Latin palācium, spelling variant of palātium,Latin: generic use of Palātium name of the hill in Rome on which the emperor's palace was situated; replacing Middle English paleis<Old French ≪ Latin Palātium

OTHER WORDS FROM palace

palaced, adjectivepal·ace·like, adjectivepal·ace·ward, adverb
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How to use palace in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for palace

palace
/ (ˈpælɪs) /

noun (capital when part of a name)
the official residence of a reigning monarch or member of a royal familyBuckingham Palace
the official residence of various high-ranking church dignitaries or members of the nobility, as of an archbishop
a large and richly furnished building resembling a royal palace

Other words from palace

Related adjectives: palatial, palatine

Word Origin for palace

C13: from Old French palais, from Latin Palātium Palatine ², the site of the palace of the emperors
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