[ puh-lat-n-eyt, -it ]
/ pəˈlæt nˌeɪt, -ɪt /
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the Palatinate, 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.
palatinate, the territory under the jurisdiction of a palatine.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Palatinatepa·lat·i·nal, adjective
Words nearby Palatinate
palatal, palatalize, palatalized, palate, palatial, Palatinate, palatine, palatium, Palatka, palato-, palato-alveolar
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How to use Palatinate in a sentence
Having by clever diplomacy placed garrisons in several places in Alsace and the Palatinate, France takes part in the war.
From 1330 to 1622, when it was conquered by Austria, the town formed part of the Palatinate of the Rhine.
All Baden rose and declared itself a republic, forming an alliance with the revolted Palatinate.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year|Edwin Emerson
No country in Germany had experienced so many revolutions in religion in so short a time as the Palatinate.
More important still was the assistance which the Palatinate received from Transylvania and Hungary.
British Dictionary definitions for Palatinate (1 of 2)
/ (pəˈlætɪnɪt) /
a territory ruled by a palatine prince or noble or count palatine
British Dictionary definitions for Palatinate (2 of 2)
/ (pəˈlætɪnɪt) /
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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