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A count palatine.
- ‘Frederick Count Palatine of the Rhine, called the Palsgrave, then came into England, to marry the Lady Elizabeth, King James's Daughter.’
- ‘The palsgrave of Lorraine, who had his seat at Aachen, was later esteemed the foremost in rank.’
Mid 16th century: from early modern Dutch paltsgrave, from palts ‘palatinate’ + grave ‘count’.
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