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Palatine

Syllabification: Pal·a·tine
Pronunciation: /ˈpaləˌtīn
 
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  • A village in northeastern Illinois, northwest of Chicago; population 67,080 (est. 2008).

There are 3 definitions of Palatine in English:

palatine1

Syllabification: pal·a·tine
Pronunciation: /ˈpaləˌtīn
 
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adjective

[usually postpositive] chiefly • historical
  • 1(Of an official or feudal lord) having local authority that elsewhere belongs only to a sovereign.
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    • The earls and bishops palatine were powerful men, but subjects they remained.
    • In Chester the palatine earl had a master serjeant of the Peace.
    • An example of a palatine earl was William fitz Osbern, who was made earl of Hereford in 1066 or 1067.
  • 1.1(Of a territory) subject to palatine authority.
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    • Speeding down the M6, we entered the county palatine of Lancashire.
    • The county of Cornwall, although not normally reckoned a palatine county, has a similar status to Lancashire.
    • It also undertakes various administrative duties associated with the area of the historical County Palatine of Lancaster.

Origin

late Middle English: from French palatin(e), from Latin palatinus 'of the palace'.

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Syllabification: pal·a·tine
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈpaləˌtīn/
chiefly Anatomy

adjective

  • Of or relating to the palate or especially the palatine bone.
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    • The two tonsillar pillars define the palatine tonsils anteriorly and posteriorly.
    • The blood supply of the palate is provided anteriorly through the incisor foramen and posteriorly through the great palatine foramen where the great palatine artery emerges.
    • Symptoms of strep throat may include pharyngeal erythema and swelling, tonsillar exudate, edematous uvula, palatine petechiae, and anterior cervical lymphadenopathy.

noun

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  • Each of two bones within the skull forming parts of the eye socket, the nasal cavity, and the hard palate.
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    • The palatines are dermal bones in the mid-palate.
    • No vomers or palatines are preserved in any phlegethontiid.
    • The palatines lie between the suborbital fenestrae, with the anterior palatine processes forming a short V-shaped wedge.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French palatin(e), from Latin palatum 'palate'.

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