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Either of two historical districts and former states of southern Germany. The Lower Palatinate is in southwest Germany between Luxembourg and the Rhine River; the Upper Palatinate is to the east in eastern Bavaria. They were once under the jurisdiction of the counts palatine, who became electors of the Holy Roman Empire in 1356 and were then known as electors palatine.


 (pə-lăt′n-āt′, -ĭt)
The office, powers, or territory of a palatine.
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(Historical Terms) a territory ruled by a palatine prince or noble or count palatine


1. (Historical Terms) the Palatinate either of two territories in SW Germany, once ruled by the counts palatine. Upper Palatinate is now in Bavaria; Lower or Rhine Palatinate is now in Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, and Hesse. German name: Pfalz
2. (Historical Terms) a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate
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(pəˈlæt nˌeɪt, -ɪt)

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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the office of or territory governed by a nobleman with royal privileges.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Palatinate - a territory in southwestern Germany formerly ruled by the counts palatinePalatinate - a territory in southwestern Germany formerly ruled by the counts palatine
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
2.palatinate - a territory under the jurisdiction of a count palatine
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
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[pəˈlætɪnɪt] Npalatinado m
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nPfalz f
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He was the interpreter for the party; having a good military knowledge of the German language, and he and the delighted George fought the campaigns of the Rhine and the Palatinate. In the course of a few weeks, and by assiduously conversing with Herr Kirsch on the box of the carriage, Georgy made prodigious advance in the knowledge of High Dutch, and could talk to hotel waiters and postilions in a way that charmed his mother and amused his guardian.
She was Electress of the Palatinate and briefly Queen of Bohemia as the wife of Frederick V of the Palatinate.
He was 85 years old:, and was the founder of Krones AG Herr Kronseder came from a family of craftsmen in Germany's Upper Palatinate. The son of a blacksmith, he served an apprenticeship in the late 1930s as an aircraft: production mechanic at Messerschmitt, During World War II, he was drafted, and finished the war as a POW.
They represent a wide range of the industry in Rhineland Palatinate, ranging from mechanical engineering, to environmental technology and renewable energies, from electrical engineering, to engineering services and the consumer goods industry.
"Plowshares in the Palatinate" is the story of one Huguenot, or French Protestant who has left France to go to a small German country on the Rhine River.
In many cases those relatives came from the Palatinate area of Germany.
Henry Candy has a really smart juvenile in Caesar Beware and although Palatinate is nowhere near that standard, he should have enough in the locker for the Portway EBF Novice Stakes.
Palatinate is a nicely bred son of Desert Prince who is related to some speedy types but he would seem to be a bit more about stamina.
One of the walls is made of Upper Palatinate granite, and the other of larch from Bohemia.
Examining the views and practices among Lutherans, Reformed Protestants, and Catholics in the Rhineland Palatinate, he convincingly argues that continuity far outweighed change in the institution of marriage and the regulation of morality.
West Germany has given the go-ahead for a 14-kilometer hole to be drilled in either the Black Forest or the Upper Palatinate district beginning in 1988 German geophysicists are especially interested in using the hole to study the stresses that have developed over the last 600 million years in the European crust from the interaction of the American, African and Asian plates.