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(in England and Ireland) a county in which royal privileges and exclusive rights of jurisdiction were held by its earl or lord.
- ‘A similar position is found in the Principality and County Palatine of Durham.’
- ‘Families of quality whose homes graced the parklands of the County Palatine had their city homes in Chester.’
- ‘England also isolated its main jurisdictions from frontier wars by making hinterlands such as Wales and Durham Counties Palatine, which again operated without much interference from royal and other franchise courts.’
- ‘Corporate colonies and Counties Palatine were converted into States.’
- ‘Map of the County Palatine of Lancaster.’
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