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1. A paragon of chivalry; a heroic champion.
2. A strong supporter or defender of a cause: "the paladin of plain speaking" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.).
3. Any of the 12 peers of Charlemagne's court.

[French, from Italian paladino, from Late Latin palātīnus, palatine; see palatine1.]
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1. (Historical Terms) one of the legendary twelve peers of Charlemagne's court
2. (Historical Terms) a knightly champion
[C16: via French from Italian paladino, from Latin palātīnus imperial official, from Palātium Palatine2]
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(ˈpæl ə dɪn)

1. any of the 12 legendary peers or knightly champions in attendance on Charlemagne.
2. any knightly or heroic champion.
3. a determined advocate or defender of a cause.
[1585–95; < French < Italian paladino < Late Latin palātīnus imperial functionary, n. use of adj.; see palatine]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paladin - someone who fights for a cause
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
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A person revered especially for noble courage:
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