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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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(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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Noun1.palsgrave - (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
noble, nobleman, Lord - a titled peer of the realm
Dark Ages, Middle Ages - the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
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n (Hist) → Pfalzgraf m
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John Palsgrave in his Comedye of Acolastus prints the following reassurance in the peroration of his play when he states:
relicensed." (21) Gerald Eades Bentley finds it likely that "the Jugurth, King of Numidia which Herbert licensed without fee in 1624 was the same play as Boyle's Jugurth of 1599/1600, for Sir George Buc was Deputy Master of the Revels at the time Henslowe paid for the play, and he was active in the office as Deputy or Master until 1622." (22) In 1624 the play must have been performed at the rebuilt Fortune by the Palsgrave's company, successor to Prince Henry's Men, who were themselves, earlier, successor to the Lord Admiral's Men.
All tastes were catered for; if you liked Shakespeare you could read "Lamb's Tales"; if you were poetic there was "Palsgrave's Golden Treasury"; if you fancied an evening with the aristocracy you could read P G Wodehouse.
This applies to most of what we call slacking, a verb at least as old as 1530, when Jehan Palsgrave asked of a task-shirking friend "Whye slacke you your busynesse thus?"
For most of us, the second list is the most interesting because Alleyn notes that, among others, Richard Gunnell, an actor who had performed at the Fortune with the Lord Palsgrave's Men since 1613, was 50 [pounds sterling] in debt; and even more impressive, "the kinges Maiestie in the Exchequer" owed Alleyn the staggering sum of 800 [pounds sterling].
Testimonies from contemporary grammarians corroborate this fact: "About everywhere else, finale consonants were silenced at the beginning of the sixteenth century, and one pronounced 'ave,' 'soy,' 'fi,' 'mo' (but 'beaucoup') according to Palsgrave (p.
The origin of the Mode word monkey, recorded since 1530 in John Palsgrave's English--French dictionary Lesclarcissement della langue francoyse, ranks among the etymological riddles still to be solved.
But, unlike Palsgrave and Dubois, he does not mold French usage to Latin rules.
Interest in the character and the play remained, however, as evidenced by the printing of the sixth quarto in 1622 and the lost play Richard III or the English Prophet by Samuel Rowley, which was performed in 1623 by Palsgrave's Players (Adams 24).