Definitions for: Palace


[n] official residence of an exalted person (as a sovereign)
[n] a large and stately mansion
[n] a large ornate exhibition hall
[n] the governing group of a kingdom; "the palace issued an order binding on all subjects"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pal"ace, n. [OE. palais, F. palais, fr. L. palatium,
fr. Palatium, one of the seven hills of Rome, ? 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.

Synonyms: castle

See Also: alcazar, Alhambra, authorities, Buckingham Palace, exhibition area, exhibition hall, government, great hall, hall, manse, mansion, mansion house, regime, residence, Tuileries, Tuileries Palace

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