• WordNet 3.6
    • adj palatine of or relating to a palace
    • adj palatine of or relating to a count palatine and his royal prerogatives
    • adj palatine relating to or lying near the palate "palatal index","the palatine tonsils"
    • n palatine 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
    • n Palatine the most important of the Seven Hills of Rome; supposedly the location of the first settlement and the site of many imperial palaces
    • n palatine (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
    • n palatine any of various important officials in ancient Rome
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The seven hills of Rome are the Palatine (on which the original city was built), the Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, and Aventine.
    • n Palatine (Anat) A palatine bone.
    • palatine Of or pertaining to a palace, or to a high officer of a palace;
    • palatine Of or pertaining to a Palatine{1}.
    • a palatine (Anat) Of or pertaining to the palate; palatal.
    • palatine Of or pertaining to the Palatinate.
    • Palatine One invested with royal privileges and rights within his domains; a count palatine. See Count palatine, under 4th Count.
    • Palatine The Palatine hill in Rome.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • palatine Pertaining to a palace: applied originally to persons holding office or employment in a royal palace.
    • palatine Possessing royal privileges: as, a count palatine.
    • n palatine Originally, one who was attached to the palace of the Roman emperor. In the Byzantine empire, an official charged with the administration of the emperor's private treasure, or the body of administrators of finance. In medieval France and Germany, a high administrative or judicial official; later, the ruler of a palatinate. (See count palatine, under count.) By the Fundamental Constitutions of South Carolina, 1669, the oldest of the proprietors was given the title of palatine; the palatine's court was a court consisting of the eight proprietors. The same name is sometimes given to the proprietor of the province of Maryland, which was a palatinate from 1634 to 1692, and from 1715 to 1776.
    • n palatine A fur tippet.
    • palatine Of or pertaining to the palate; palatal: as, the palatine bones; palatine teeth of fishes. See maxillopalatine, sphenopalatine, pterygopalatine
    • palatine Inferior, same as ascending palatine.
    • palatine Descending, a branch of the internal maxillary, which passes through the posterior palatine canal to supply the mucous membrane, glands, and gum of the hard palate
    • palatine Of pharyngeal, a branch supplying the soft palate, sometimes of considerable size, when the ascending palatine is small
    • palatine Superior, same as descending palatine.
    • palatine Superior, one of several branches of the pterygoid plexus of the internal maxillary vein.
    • n palatine One of the palatal bones; a palatal.
    • palatine Pertaining to the village of Pallet, near Nantes, the birthplace of Abelard. Thus, the school of Abelard is sometimes referred to as the Palatine school.
    • n palatine [capitalized] A native of the Palatinate.
    • n palatine A trade-name applied to several coal-tar coloring matters.
    • palatine In phonology, same as palatal, a., 2.
    • n palatine Specifically, in the teleost fishes, the anterior of the chain of bones which forms the palatoquadrate arch. It is in the roof of the mouth and often bears teeth which appear just inside and parallel to the premaxillary teeth. In the sharks, the palatoquadrate arch is a simple cartilaginous rod which forms the superior margin of the mouth and bears the upper teeth.
    • n palatine In phonology, same as palatal, n., 2.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Palatine pal′a-tin pertaining to a palace, originally applied to officers of the royal household: possessing royal privileges
    • n Palatine a noble invested with royal privileges: a subject of a palatinate
    • ***


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. palatin, L. palatinus, fr. palatium,. See Palace, and cf. Paladin


In literature:

The Palatine resigned his post and left the kingdom.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
Cloelia, the maiden hostage, rides her young steed at the yellow torrent, and swims the raging flood back to the Palatine.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1" by Francis Marion Crawford
House, purchased on the Palatine Hill, i., 250; the spot consecrated by Clodius, ii., 16.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Herman, the only son of the last Palatine, a youth of some fifteen summers, was delicate in health.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Palatine Hill, 13, 112.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
The eldest of the palatine's sons is Starost of Radom, and the younger is a colonel in the king's army.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863" by Various
Yes, he would walk to the hamlet and ponder the optical problem, and the terms in which to refuse the Elector Palatine's offer.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
I would do it too, thought Walter, if I were a countess-palatine.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
Yes; the prince palatine told me so; he has never seen anything comparable to me.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 5, November, 1863" by Various
Paul Thyry, Baron D'Holbach, was born at Heidesheim, in the Palatinate, in the month of January, 1723.
"Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers" by Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts
What may be possible even under present conditions is shown by the management of the Schnistenberg farm in the Rhenish Palatinate.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
Two years later, also, the German peasants in the Palatinate and in the Electorate of Mainz danced round the red cap on the tree of freedom.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I." by Gustav Freytag
Burns the Palatine Library, i.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
The Palatinate has only small streams that flow into its boundary river the Rhine.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
The barracks and railway station at Kaiserslautern, likewise in the Rhine Palatinate, were attacked with good results.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
The palatine Venice and the abbotine Winchester are equally interesting.
"Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends" by John Keats
The votes of the Palatinate and of Bavaria were merged in one in 1777.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The question of the succession in the Palatinate, where Louis XIV.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7" by Various
Now Frederick was, by his father's death, Elector Palatine, that is, he ruled over part of Germany under the Emperor.
"Great Englishwomen" by M. B. Synge
As for Mr. Stephen, when the time should come to ask his consent, he would certainly not refuse such a son-in-law as the son of the Palatine.
"'Neath the Hoof of the Tartar" by Miklós Jósika

In poetry:

Where are they all,--those men of pride
Whose palace was the Palatine,
From Romulus the fratricide
To Hadrian, and Constantine,
The last of all the western line
Of Caesars who were deemed divine?
"On The Palentine" by John Lawson Stoddard
I watch our planet's god decline
Behind the tomb-girt Appian Way;
The old, imperial Palatine
Grows purple 'neath the sun's last ray;
Shades of the Caesars, if ye may,
The mystery of death portray!
"On The Palentine" by John Lawson Stoddard
What though, remote from pomp and state,
At Caesar's court he could not shine?
Less blest had surely been his fate
Upon the lustful Palatine!
And mutual love, wherever viewed,
Is life's supreme beatitude.
"In A Columbarium" by John Lawson Stoddard
Alas! no answer; on their hill
The murdered Caesars make no sign;
Their myriad subjects, too, are still,--
Mute as the voiceless Palatine;
Yet overhead the fixed stars shine,
And bid us trust in the Divine!
"On The Palentine" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

A Palatine store sold a winning Powerball ticket, meaning someone in the area is going to be $1 million richer.
Car hit by Metra train in Palatine.
A Metra train struck a car in Palatine this morning, shutting down the Union Pacific Northwest Line in both directions.
No 12 Palatine 42, Elk Grove 21.
Paraganglioma of the palatine tonsil.
Police charge Palatine brothers with soliciting a minor.
The Palatine Relays had its 80th edition of the meet on Saturday.
Boys cross-country State finals: Palatine finally gets elusive team title.
Schwannoma of the palatine tonsil.
Paraganglioma of the palatine tonsil .
Schwannoma of the palatine tonsil .
Schneiderian carcinoma developing in an inverted papilloma of the palatine tonsil : An unusual case.
Schneiderian carcinoma developing in an inverted papilloma of the palatine tonsil: An unusual case.
File photo Palatine Lake Homeowners Association Manager Linda Amme works to remove debris and algae from Olivet Road, in the area of Palatine Lake in Pittsgrove Township, after the area was hit with 11 inches of rain in August 2011.
Solving the world's problems at Palatine's Spunky Dunkers.