Palatinate

[ puh-lat-n-eyt, -it ]
/ pəˈlæt nˌeɪt, -ɪt /

noun

the. either of two historic regions of Germany that constituted an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire: one (Lower Palatinate, or Rhine Palatinate ) is now part of Rhineland-Palatinate and the other (Upper Palatinate ) is now part of Bavaria.
a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate.
(lowercase) the territory under the jurisdiction of a palatine.

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Origin of Palatinate

First recorded in 1570–80; palatine1 + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM Palatinate

pa·lat·i·nal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Palatinate (1 of 2)

palatinate
/ (pəˈlætɪnɪt) /

noun

a territory ruled by a palatine prince or noble or count palatine

British Dictionary definitions for Palatinate (2 of 2)

Palatinate
/ (pəˈlætɪnɪt) /

noun

the Palatinate either of two territories in SW Germany, once ruled by the counts palatine. Upper Palatinate is now in Bavaria; Lower or Rhine Palatinate is now in Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, and HesseGerman name: Pfalz
a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate
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