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Noun Concept
Categories: Norman conquest of England, English law, Counties of England
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county palatine  Earls palatine  Palatine county  counties palatine  County palatinate
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In England, Wales and Ireland a county palatine or palatinate was an area ruled by a hereditary nobleman enjoying special authority and autonomy from the rest of a kingdom. Wikipedia
Territory or jurisdiction of a count palatine. historical country subdivision, the ruler of which was granted an unusual degree of autonomy Wikidata
A county, usually a marchland, whose ruler was granted near-royal authority within its area while still owing allegiance to the realm's king or emperor. Wiktionary