palatine

1
[ pal-uh-tahyn, -tin ]
/ ˈpæl əˌtaɪn, -tɪn /

adjective

noun

Origin of palatine

1
1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin, Latin palātīnus of the imperial house, imperial; orig., of the hill Palātium in Rome. See palace, -ine1

Definition for palatine (2 of 3)

palatine

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[ pal-uh-tahyn, -tin ]
/ ˈpæl əˌtaɪn, -tɪn /

adjective

of, near, or in the palate; palatal: the palatine bones.

Origin of palatine

2
From the French word palatin, -ine, dating back to 1650–60. See palate, -ine1

Definition for palatine (3 of 3)

Palatine

[ pal-uh-tahyn ]
/ ˈpæl əˌtaɪn /

noun

a city in NE Illinois.
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British Dictionary definitions for palatine (1 of 4)

palatine

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/ (ˈpæləˌtaɪn) /

adjective

(of an individual) possessing royal prerogatives in a territory
of, belonging to, characteristic of, or relating to a count palatine, county palatine, palatinate, or palatine
of or relating to a palace

noun

feudal history the lord of a palatinate
any of various important officials at the late Roman, Merovingian, or Carolingian courts
(in Colonial America) any of the proprietors of a palatine colony, such as Carolina

Word Origin for palatine

C15: via French from Latin palātīnus belonging to the palace, from palātium; see palace

British Dictionary definitions for palatine (2 of 4)

palatine

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/ (ˈpæləˌtaɪn) /

adjective

of or relating to the palate

noun

either of two bones forming the hard palate

Word Origin for palatine

C17: from French palatin, from Latin palātum palate

British Dictionary definitions for palatine (3 of 4)

Palatine

1
/ (ˈpæləˌtaɪn) /

adjective

of or relating to the Palatinate

noun

a Palatinate

British Dictionary definitions for palatine (4 of 4)

Palatine

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/ (ˈpæləˌtaɪn) /

noun

one of the Seven Hills of Rome: traditionally the site of the first settlement of Rome

adjective

of, relating to, or designating this hill
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Medicine definitions for palatine

palatine

[ pălə-tīn′ ]

adj.

Of or relating to the palate.
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