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The most important of the seven hills of ancient Rome. Traditionally the location of the earliest Roman settlement, it was the site of many imperial palaces, including ones built by Tiberius, Nero, and Domitian.
a. A soldier of the palace guard of the Roman emperors, formed in the time of Diocletian.
b. A soldier of a major division of the Roman army formed in the time of Constantine I.
2. Used as a title for various administrative officials of the late Roman and Byzantine empires.
3. A feudal lord exercising sovereign power over his lands. Also called palsgrave.
1. Belonging to or fit for a palace.
2. Of or relating to a palatine or palatinate.
[From Middle English, ruled by an independent lord, from Old French palatin, from Late Latin palātīnus, palace official, from Latin palātīnus, from Palātium, imperial residence; see palace.]
1. Of or relating to the palate: the palatine tonsils.
2. Of or relating to either of two bones that make up the hard palate.
Either of the two bones that make up the hard palate.
1. (Historical Terms) (of an individual) possessing royal prerogatives in a territory
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, belonging to, characteristic of, or relating to a count palatine, county palatine, palatinate, or palatine
3. of or relating to a palace
4. (Historical Terms) feudal history the lord of a palatinate
5. (Historical Terms) any of various important officials at the late Roman, Merovingian, or Carolingian courts
6. (Historical Terms) (in Colonial America) any of the proprietors of a palatine colony, such as Carolina
[C15: via French from Latin palātīnus belonging to the palace, from palātium; see palace]
(Anatomy) of or relating to the palate
(Anatomy) either of two bones forming the hard palate
[C17: from French palatin, from Latin palātum palate]
(Historical Terms) of or relating to the Palatinate
(Historical Terms) a Palatinate
(Placename) one of the Seven Hills of Rome: traditionally the site of the first settlement of Rome
(Placename) of, relating to, or designating this hill
pal•a•tine(ˈpæl əˌtaɪn, -tɪn)
1. having royal privileges: a count palatine.
2. pertaining to a count palatine, earl palatine, or county palatine.
3. pertaining to a palace; palatial.
4. (cap.) pertaining to the Palatinate.n.
5. a vassal exercising royal privileges in a province; a count or earl palatine.
6. a high official of an imperial court.
7. (cap.) a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate.
8. (cap.) one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
9. a shoulder cape, usu. of fur or lace, formerly worn by women.
[1400–50; < Medieval Latin, Latin palātīnus of the imperial house, imperial; orig., of the hill Palātium in Rome]
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|Noun||1.||palatine - any of various important officials in ancient Rome|
Roman - an inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire
|2.||palatine - (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands|
|3.||Palatine - the most important of the Seven Hills of Rome; supposedly the location of the first settlement and the site of many imperial palaces|
Seven Hills of Rome - the hills on which the ancient city of Rome was built
|4.||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|
|Adj.||1.||palatine - relating to or lying near the palate; "palatal index"; "the palatine tonsils"|
|2.||palatine - of or relating to a count palatine and his royal prerogatives|
|3.||palatine - of or relating to a palace|
n (also count palatine) → Pfalzgraf m
palatine[ˈpæləˌtaɪn] adj → palatino/a
a. palatino, rel. al paladar.