county palatine

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county palatine

n. pl. counties palatine
The domain of a count palatine in England or Ireland.
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county palatine

n, pl counties palatine
1. (Historical Terms) the lands of a count palatine
2. (Historical Terms) (in England and Ireland) a county in which the earl or other lord exercised many royal powers, esp judicial authority
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coun′ty pal′atine



n., pl. counties palatine.
the domain of a count palatine.
[1400–50]
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Noun1.county palatine - the territory of a count palatine
administrative district, administrative division, territorial division - a district defined for administrative purposes
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Instead, individual duchies, dukes, and counties palatine champion their own versions of governance reform, even as the Executive and Legislative branches of government (and other political figures) do likewise.