Found 2 items, similar to County palatine.
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Definition: county palatine
n : the territory of a count palatine
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Definition: County palatine
, a. [F. palatin, L. palatinus, fr.
palatium. See Palace
, and cf. Paladin
1. Of or pertaining to a palace, or to a high officer of a
palace; hence, possessing royal privileges.
2. Of or pertaining to the Palatinate.
3. Of or pertaining to a Palatine.
, County palatine
. See under Count
, or The palatine
, one of the seven hills of
Rome, once occupied by the palace of the C[ae]sars. See
also Palatine Hill
in the vocabulary, and Palace
(koun"t[y^]), n.; pl. Counties
comt['e], fr. LL. comitatus. See Count
1. An earldom; the domain of a count or earl. [Obs.]
2. A circuit or particular portion of a state or kingdom,
separated from the rest of the territory, for certain
purposes in the administration of justice and public
affairs; -- called also a shire
. See Shire
Every county, every town, every family, was in
3. A count; an earl or lord. [Obs.] --Shak.
. See Commissioner
, a city or town having the privilege to be
a county by itself, and to be governed by its own sheriffs
and other magistrates, irrespective of the officers of the
county in which it is situated; as London, York, Bristol,
etc. [Eng.] --Mozley & W.
, a court whose jurisdiction is limited to
, a county distinguished by particular
privileges; -- so called a palatio (from the palace),
because the owner had originally royal powers, or the same
powers, in the administration of justice, as the king had
in his palace; but these powers are now abridged. The
counties palatine, in England, are Lancaster, Chester, and
, rates levied upon the county, and collected
by the boards of guardians, for the purpose of defraying
the expenses to which counties are liable, such as
repairing bridges, jails, etc. [Eng.]
, a county town. [U.S.]
, the general quarter sessions of the peace
for each county, held four times a year. [Eng.]
, the town of a county, where the county
business is transacted; a shire town.