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Definition of the Name Palsgrave
Posted by: John Bristol Date: July 18, 2000 at 18:24:59
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DEFINITIONS of the name POLSGROVE/PALSGRAVE/PFALZGRAF from various online dictionaries

pals·grave (pōlzgrav) n. See palatine(1) (n., sense 3).

[Obsolete Dutch paltsgrave, from Middle Dutch palsgrve, palsgrave: pals, palatine
(from Vulgar Latin *palantia, palace) (from Latin palatia, pl. of Palatium, imperial palace);
see palace + Middle Dutch greve, grave, count.]

palsgrave \Pals"grave`\, n.

[D. paltsgraaf; palts palace (l. palatium) + graaf count; cf. G. pfalzgraf. See
Palace, and Landgrave.] (Ger. Hist.) A count or earl who presided in the domestic court,
and had the Superintendence of a royal household in Germany.

palsgrave n .

(medieval) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
[syn: palatine]


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