- palatinepalatine1 [pal′ə tīn΄, pal′ətin]adj.[ME < OFr palatin < L palatinus < palatium, PALACE]1. of a palace2. having royal privileges [a count palatine]3. of or belonging to a count palatine or earl palatine4. [P-] of the Palatinaten.1. an officer of an imperial palace2. a medieval vassal lord having the rights of royalty in his own territory, or palatinate3. a fur piece covering the shoulders4. [P-] a person born or living in the Palatinatepalatine2 [pal′ə tīn΄, pal′ətin]adj.[Fr palatin: see PALATE & -INE1]having to do with the palaten.either of the two bones forming the hard palate
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.