noun (plural counts palatine)• historical
- 1A feudal lord having royal authority within a region of a kingdom.More example sentences
- The boundaries of the Palatinate varied with the political and dynastic fortunes of the Counts Palatine.
- After the death of Count Palatine Henry II in 1095, a series of extra-territorial counts palatine began.
- Among the powers stemming from the various prerogatives that came with being Count Palatine was, more often than not, the ‘ius doctorandi’.
- 1.1A high official of the Holy Roman Empire with royal authority within his domain.More example sentences
- In 1356 the Counts Palatine were made Electors of the Holy Roman Empire.
- Visit Heidelberg Castle, once the residence of the Counts Palatine of the Holy Roman Empire.
- Hungary and Poland each had a Count Palatine.
More definitions of count palatineDefinition of count palatine in:
- The US English dictionary