Rhine Palatinate


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Rhine Palatinate

n
(Historical Terms) See Palatinate
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Pa•lat•i•nate

(pəˈlæt nˌeɪt, -ɪt)

n.
1. the. German, Pfalz. either of two historic regions of Germany that constituted an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire: one (Lower Palatinate or Rhine Palatinate) is now part of Rhineland-Palatinate, and the other (Upper Palatinate) is now part of Bavaria.
2. a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate.
3. (l.c.) the territory under a palatine.
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