Definition of palsgrave in English:

palsgrave

Line breaks: pals|grave
Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːlzgreɪv
 
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noun

historical
  • A count palatine.
    More example sentences
    • The palsgrave of Lorraine, who had his seat at Aachen, was later esteemed the foremost in rank.
    • Frederick Count Palatine of the Rhine, called the Palsgrave, then came into England, to marry the Lady Elizabeth, King James's Daughter.

Origin

mid 16th century: from early modern Dutch paltsgrave, from palts 'palatinate' + grave 'count'.

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