the. either of two historic regions of Germany that constituted an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire: one (Lower Palatinate, or Rhine Palatinate, ) is now part of Rhineland-Palatinate and the other (Upper Palatinate, ) is now part of Bavaria.
a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate.
(lowercase) the territory under the jurisdiction of a palatine.
a territory ruled by a palatine prince or noble or count palatine
the Palatinate, either of two territories in SW Germany, once ruled by the counts palatine. Upper Palatinate is now in Bavaria; Lower or Rhine Palatinate is now in Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, and Hesse German name Pfalz