Definition of palatine adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    palatine

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈpælətaɪn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpælətaɪn//
     
    [only before noun]
     
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  1. 1(of an official, etc. in the past) having the power in a particular area that a king or queen usually has
  2. 2(of an area of land) ruled over by somebody who has the power of a king or queen
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from French palatin(e), from Latin palatinus ‘of the palace’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: palatine