• Medieval Era
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By Crusader1307

Meaning “of The Palace”, the term is much older than The Middle Ages. Normally, a Palatine was a Public Official (specifically chosen by a King or Queen) – and given limited (but important) Royal Authority. A Palatine could assume certain tasks for a Monarch when he or she was indisposed or otherwise unavailable. They were normally used to maintain a Palace (occupied or not) and had complete control over all but Royal persons.