The office, powers, or territory of a palatine.(noun)
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Use "palatinate" in a sentence
"It has become a Saudi palatinate, a confederated province of Saudi Arabia, a pocket-size weasel state from which all journalists should in future use the dateline: Manama, Occupied Bahrain."
"Just because I was out dancing around on the Brighton Pier doesn't mean that kate_schaeffer, huboffline, and palatinate will go unscathed or unspanked into another year!"
"And today, palatinate, you are on the business end of the Sparkly Paddle of Birthday Wonderfulness!"