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County palatine   /kˈaʊnti pˈælətˌaɪn/   Listen
County palatine

noun
1.
The territory of a count palatine.






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"County palatine" Quotes from Famous Books



... consequence; and, besides, bishops and the barons, who had their seats by their rank; but the two houses were not always divided:—except, indeed, that sometimes the Northern representatives met at York, the Southern at Northampton, and the county palatine of Durham had a little parliament to itself. Serving in Parliament was expensive and unpopular, and the sheriff of the county had not only to preside over the election of the member, but to send him safe to the place of meeting; and often the Commons broke up ...
— Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II • Charlotte Mary Yonge

... through. That no common importance was attached to the observance of religious ordinances by his family, appears from the following memorandum by one of his descendants, which I am tempted to insert at length, as it is characteristic, and somewhat curious. 'There is a small chapel in the county palatine of Lancaster, where a certain clergyman has regularly officiated above sixty years, and a few months ago administered the sacrament of the Lord's Supper in the same, to a decent number of devout communicants. After the clergyman ...
— The Prose Works of William Wordsworth • William Wordsworth

... between himself and his brother's wife, who has mistaken him for his twin brother. In fact the custom as William Wackernagel has shewn in Haupt's Zeitschrift fuer Deutsches Alterthum was one recognized by the law; and so late as 1477, when Lewis, County Palatine of Veldenz represented Maximilian of Austria as his proxy at the betrothal of Mary of Burgundy, he got into the bed of state, booted and spurred, and laid a naked sword between him and the bride. Comp. Birkens Ehrenspiegel, p. 885. See also as a proof that the custom was ...
— Popular Tales from the Norse • Sir George Webbe Dasent



Words linked to "County palatine" :   administrative district, administrative division, territorial division



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