Definition of palatinate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    palatinate

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//pəˈlætɪnət//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈlætɪnət//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] the area ruled by a Count Palatine (= a ruler with the power of a king or queen)
  2. 2the Palatinate [singular] the land of the German Empire that was ruled over by the Count Palatine of the Rhine
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: palatinate