Earl Palatine

noun historical an earl having royal authority within his country or domain.

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  • earl palatine — pl. earls palatine. See count palatine (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • earl palatine — Same as count palatine …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • earl palatine — noun : count palatine 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • palatine — palatine1 [pal′ə tīn΄, pal′ətin] adj. [ME < OFr palatin < L palatinus < palatium, PALACE] 1. of a palace 2. having royal privileges [a count palatine] 3. of or belonging to a count palatine or earl palatine 4. [P ] of the Palatinate …   English World dictionary

  • palatine — palatine1 /pal euh tuyn , tin/, adj. 1. having royal privileges: a count palatine. 2. of or pertaining to a count palatine, earl palatine, or county palatine. 3. of or pertaining to a palace; palatial: a palatine chapel. 4. (cap.) of or… …   Universalium

  • palatine — pal•a•tine [[t]ˈpæl əˌtaɪn, tɪn[/t]] adj. 1) why having royal privileges: a count palatine[/ex] 2) why pertaining to a count palatine, earl palatine, or county palatine 3) pertaining to a palace; palatial 4) why geg (cap.) pertaining to the… …   From formal English to slang

  • palatine — I. /ˈpælətaɪn / (say paluhtuyn) adjective 1. possessing or characterised by royal privileges: a count palatine. 2. relating to a count or earl palatine. 3. of or relating to a palace; palatial. –noun 4. (in Imperial Rome) a. a palace guard. b. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • earl — n. a British nobleman ranking between a marquess and a viscount (cf. COUNT(2)). Phrases and idioms: Earl Marshal (in the UK) the officer presiding over the College of Heralds, with ceremonial duties on various royal occasions. Earl Palatine hist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Earl of Derby — is a title in the Peerage of England. The title was first adopted by Robert de Ferrers, 1st Earl of Derby under a creation of 1139. It continued with the Ferrers family until the 6th Earl forfeited his property toward the end of the reign of… …   Wikipedia

  • Earl of Macclesfield — is a title that has been created twice. The first creation came in the Peerage of England in 1679 in favour of the soldier and politician Charles Gerard, 1st Baron Gerard. He had already been created Baron Gerard, of Brandon in the County of… …   Wikipedia

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