2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Palace \Pal"ace\ (p[a^]l"[asl]s; 48), noun [OE. palais, F. palais, fr. L. palatium, fr. Palatium, one of the seven hills of Rome, on which Augustus had his residence. Cf. {Paladin}.]

1. The residence of a sovereign, including the lodgings of high officers of state, and rooms for business, as well as halls for ceremony and reception. --Chaucer.

2. The official residence of a bishop or other distinguished personage.

3. Loosely, any unusually magnificent or stately house.

{Palace car}. See under {Car}.

{Palace court}, a court having jurisdiction of personal actions arising within twelve miles of the palace at Whitehall. The court was abolished in 1849. [Eng.] --Mozley & W.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a large and stately mansion [syn: {palace}, {castle}]

2: the governing group of a kingdom; "the palace issued an order binding on all subjects"

3: a large ornate exhibition hall

4: official residence of an exalted person (as a sovereign)

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