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palatine

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[ pal-uh-tahyn, -tin ]
/ ˈpæl əˌtaɪn, -tɪn /
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adjective
noun
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Origin of palatine

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First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English palatine, paladin, palentine, from Old French palatin, palantien, from Medieval Latin, Latin palātīnus “of the imperial house (on the Palatine hill), imperial”; originally, of the hill Palātium in Rome; see palace, palatium -ine1

Other definitions for palatine (2 of 3)

palatine2
[ pal-uh-tahyn, -tin ]
/ ˈpæl əˌtaɪn, -tɪn /

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

Origin of palatine

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First recorded in 1650–60; from French palatin, palatine, from Latin palātum palate + -ine1

Other definitions for palatine (3 of 3)

Palatine
[ pal-uh-tahyn ]
/ ˈpæl əˌtaɪn /

noun
a city in NE Illinois.
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How to use palatine in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for palatine (1 of 4)

palatine1
/ (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)

palatine2
/ (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)

Palatine1
/ (ˈpæləˌtaɪn) /

adjective
of or relating to the Palatinate
noun
a Palatinate

British Dictionary definitions for palatine (4 of 4)

Palatine2
/ (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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