county palatine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n county palatine the territory of a count palatine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • County palatine a county distinguished by particular privileges; -- so called a palatiofrom the palace), because the owner had originally royal powers, or the same powers, in the administration of justice, as the king had in his palace; but these powers are now abridged. The counties palatine, in England, are Lancaster, Chester, and Durham.
    • County palatine See under Count, and County.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • County palatine the province of a count palatine
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. palatinus. Cf. Palace.

Usage

In literature:

The Palatine lost, amongst other things, the entire county of Veldentz, which was joined to the church of the Chapter of Verdun.
"The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete" by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
I am the vice-palatine of the county, and wish to pay an official visit.
"The Nameless Castle" by Maurus Jókai
The Duchy of Lancaster and the County Palatine of Lancaster answered, I admit, some purpose in their original creation.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Pembrokeshire, palatine county of.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
Chester, the County Palatine of, admitted to representation in Parliament in the reign of Henry VIII., ii.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
Perth was our only county, and the Earls of Strathearn our only Earls Palatine.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
After the Norman Conquest the county became Palatinate, and acquired the independence peculiar to Counties Palatine.
"Cathedral Cities of England" by George Gilbert
The palatine assembly represented the whole county, and dealt chiefly with fiscal questions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
The Palatine Counties had their special sanctuaries.
"Legal Lore" by Various
His mother was a daughter of Sir Thomas Ireland, Knight, of the County Palatine of Lancaster.
"Atrocious Judges" by John Campbell, Baron Campbell
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In news:

A Palatine man could spend 30 years in prison after he was arrested for the seventh time on DUI charges this week, Cook County prosecutors said today.
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