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[Obsolete Dutch paltsgrave, from Middle Dutch palsgrēve, palsgrāve : pals, palatine (from Vulgar Latin *palantia, palace, from Latin palātia, pl. of Palātium, imperial palace; see palace) + Middle Dutch grēve, grāve, count; see margrave.]
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(Historical Terms) archaic a German count palatine
[C16: from Dutch, from Middle Dutch paltsgrave, from palts estate of a palatine + grave count]
palsgravine fem n
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pals•grave(ˈpɔlz greɪv, ˈpælz-)
a German count palatine.
[1540–50; < early Dutch paltsgrave (now paltsgraaf); c. German Pfalzgraf imperial count. See margrave, palatine1]
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|Noun||1.||palsgrave - (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands|
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n (Hist) → Pfalzgraf m
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