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count' pal'atine




pl. counts palatine.

1. (formerly, in Germany) a count having jurisdiction in his fief or province.
2. Also called earl palatine. Eng. Hist.an earl or other county proprietor who exercised royal prerogatives within his county.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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