palatine

1
[pal-uh-tahyn, -tin]

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

palatine

2
[pal-uh-tahyn, -tin]

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

Palatine

[pal-uh-tahyn]

noun

a city in NE Illinois.
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British Dictionary definitions for palatine

palatine

1

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

palatine

2

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

Palatine

1

adjective

of or relating to the Palatinate

noun

a Palatinate

Palatine

2

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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Word Origin and History for palatine
adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French palatin (15c.) and directly from Medieval Latin palatinus "of the palace" (of the Caesars), from Latin palatium (see palace). Used in English to indicate quasi-royal authority. Reference to the Rhineland state is from c.1580.

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palatine in Medicine

palatine

[pălə-tīn′]

adj.

Of or relating to the palate.
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