Definitions for palatineˈpæl əˌtaɪn, -tɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palatine(noun)

    any of various important officials in ancient Rome

  2. palatine, palsgrave(noun)

    (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands

  3. Palatine(noun)

    the most important of the Seven Hills of Rome; supposedly the location of the first settlement and the site of many imperial palaces

  4. palatine, palatine bone, os palatinum(adj)

    either of two irregularly shaped bones that form the back of the hard palate and helps to form the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbits

  5. palatal, palatine(adj)

    relating to or lying near the palate

    "palatal index"; "the palatine tonsils"

  6. palatine(adj)

    of or relating to a count palatine and his royal prerogatives

  7. palatine(adj)

    of or relating to a palace


  1. palatine(a.)

    Of or pertaining to the Palatinate.

  2. palatine(a.)

    Of or pertaining to a Palatine.

  3. Origin: [F. palatin, L. palatinus, fr. palatium. See Palace, and cf. Paladin.]


  1. palatine(Noun)

    One of a pair of bones behind the palate.

  2. palatine(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the palate

  3. palatine(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a palatine bone.

  4. Palatine(ProperNoun)

    One of the seven hills of Rome; the site of the earliest settlement.

  5. Origin: Latin palatinus, "imperial", "imperial official"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palatine(adj)

    of or pertaining to a palace, or to a high officer of a palace; hence, possessing royal privileges

  2. Palatine(noun)

    one invested with royal privileges and rights within his domains; a count palatine. See Count palatine, under 4th Count

  3. Palatine(noun)

    the Palatine hill in Rome

  4. Palatine(adj)

    of or pertaining to the palate

  5. Palatine(noun)

    a palatine bone

  6. Origin: [From Palate.]


  1. Palatine

    A palatine or palatinus is a high-level official attached to imperial or royal courts in Europe since Roman times. The term palatinus was first used in Ancient Rome for chamberlains of the Emperor due to their association with the Palatine Hill. The imperial palace guard, after the rise of Constantine I, were also called the Scholae Palatinae for the same reason. In the Early Middle Ages the title became attached to courts beyond the imperial one; the highest level of officials in the Roman Catholic Church were called the judices palatini. Later the Merovingian and Carolingian dynasties had counts palatine, as did the Holy Roman Empire. Related titles were used in Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, the German Empire, and the Duchy of Burgundy, while England, Ireland, and parts of British North America referred to rulers of counties palatine as palatines.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Palatine

    one of the seven hills of ancient Rome, and, according to tradition, the first to be occupied, and forming the nucleus of the city; it became one of the most aristocratic quarters of the city, and was chosen by the first emperors for their imperial residence.

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