Palatine

Adjective

  • Of or relating to powers normally possessed by a sovereign but exercised by a lesser noble, or by a nominee of a sovereign.
  • Of or relating to a palatine bone.
  • Of or relating to the Palatine Hill in Rome.
  • Of or relating to a palatine or a palatinate, especially the Rhineland Palatinate.
  • Of or relating to the palate
  • Of or relating to a palace, particularly for the Eastern and Western Roman emperors.

Noun

  • The highest dignitary in the former Kingdom of Hungary after the king.
  • (anatomy) One of a pair of bones behind the palate.
  • A Roman soldier.
  • A resident of a palatinate.
  • A feudal lord (a count palatine or Pfalzgraf) or a bishop possessing palatine powers.
  • A Roman or Byzantine official.

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