Pal"ace(pl"s; 48), n. [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.
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.
Mozley & W.
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