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Palatine, holding or pertaining to a high office in an imperial palace (Lat. palatium), originally the office of treasurer to the Roman and Byzantine emperors. In mediaeval France and Germany the term was applied to the jurisdiction of high officials under the Empire who enjoyed royal privileges, and later especially to the electoral principality known as the Palatinate. In England the ruler of a county palatine (i.e. of Lancaster, Chester, and Durham) enjoyed royal privileges, such as special courts, judges, constables, and stewards, and even a parliament of their own.

“Not a drop of rain falls in the sandy desert or on the barren rock, however useless it may seem to be, that is not seen to be of value by God, and that is not designated to accomplish some important purpose there.”
–Albert Barnes, Notes, Job 38:26