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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( a.) Of or pertaining to a palace, or to a high officer of a palace; hence, possessing royal privileges.

(2): ( n.) One invested with royal privileges and rights within his domains; a count palatine. See Count palatine, under 4th Count.

(3): ( n.) A palatine bone.

(4): ( n.) The Palatine hill in Rome.

(5): ( a.) Of or pertaining to the palate.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia [2]

One of the seven hills of ancient Rome, and, according to tradition, the first to be occupied, and forming the nucleus of the city; it became one of the most aristocratic quarters of the city, and was chosen by the first emperors for their imperial residence.