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palace


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Palace  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  palace 
  n  1:  a  large  and  stately  mansion  [syn:  {castle}] 
  2:  the  governing  group  of  a  kingdom;  "the  palace  issued  an 
  order  binding  on  all  subjects" 
  3:  a  large  ornate  exhibition  hall 
  4:  official  residence  of  an  exalted  person  (as  a  sovereign) 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Palace 
 
  reality,  chat>  A  proprietary  multi-user  {virtual 
  reality}-like  {talk}  system. 
 
  The  Palace  is  distinguished  from  most  other  VR-like  systems  in 
  that  it  is  only  two-dimensional  rather  than  three  rooms 
  {avatars},  and  props"  are  made  up  of  relatively  small  2D 
  {bitmap}  images. 
 
  Palace  is  a  crude  {hack},  or  lightweight,  depending  on 
  your  point  of  view. 
 
  {Home  (http://www.thepalace.com/)}. 
 
  (1997-09-14) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Palace 
  Used  now  only  of  royal  dwellings,  although  originally  meaning 
  simply  (as  the  Latin  word  palatium  from  which  it  is  derived, 
  shows)  a  building  surrounded  by  a  fence  or  a  paling.  In  the 
  Authorized  Version  there  are  many  different  words  so  rendered, 
  presenting  different  ideas,  such  as  that  of  citadel  or  lofty 
  fortress  or  royal  residence  (Neh.  1:1;  Dan.  8:2).  It  is  the  name 
  given  to  the  temple  fortress  (Neh.  2:8)  and  to  the  temple  itself 
  (1  Chr.  29:1).  It  denotes  also  a  spacious  building  or  a  great 
  house  (Dan.  1:4;  4:4,  29:  Esther  1:5;  7:7),  and  a  fortified 
  place  or  an  enclosure  (Ezek.  25:4).  Solomon's  palace  is 
  described  in  1  Kings  7:1-12  as  a  series  of  buildings  rather  than 
  a  single  great  structure.  Thirteen  years  were  spent  in  their 
  erection.  This  palace  stood  on  the  eastern  hill,  adjoining  the 
  temple  on  the  south. 
 
  In  the  New  Testament  it  designates  the  official  residence  of 
  Pilate  or  that  of  the  high  priest  (Matt.  26:3,  58,  69;  Mark 
  14:54,  66;  John  18:15).  In  Phil.  1:13  this  word  is  the  rendering 
  of  the  Greek  praitorion  meaning  the  praetorian  cohorts  at  Rome 
  (the  life-guard  of  the  Caesars).  Paul  was  continually  chained  to 
  a  soldier  of  that  corps  (Acts  28:16),  and  hence  his  name  and 
  sufferings  became  known  in  all  the  praetorium.  The  "soldiers 
  that  kept"  him  would  on  relieving  one  another  on  guard, 
  naturally  spread  the  tidings  regarding  him  among  their  comrades. 
  Some  however,  regard  the  praetroium  (q.v.)  as  the  barrack 
  within  the  palace  (the  palatium)  of  the  Caesars  in  Rome  where  a 
  detachment  of  these  praetorian  guards  was  stationed,  or  as  the 
  camp  of  the  guards  placed  outside  the  eastern  walls  of  Rome. 
 
  "In  the  chambers  which  were  occupied  as  guard-rooms,"  says  Dr 
  Manning,  "by  the  praetorian  troops  on  duty  in  the  palace,  a 
  number  of  rude  caricatures  are  found  roughly  scratched  upon  the 
  walls,  just  such  as  may  be  seen  upon  barrack  walls  in  every  part 
  of  the  world.  Amongst  these  is  one  of  a  human  figure  nailed  upon 
  a  cross.  To  add  to  the  'offence  of  the  cross,'  the  crucified  one 
  is  represented  with  the  head  of  an  animal,  probably  that  of  an 
  ass.  Before  it  stands  the  figure  of  a  Roman  legionary  with  one 
  hand  upraised  in  the  attitude  of  worship.  Underneath  is  the 
  rude,  misspelt,  ungrammatical  inscription,  Alexamenos  worships 
  his  god.  It  can  scarcely  be  doubted  that  we  have  here  a 
  contemporary  caricature,  executed  by  one  of  the  praetorian 
  guard,  ridiculing  the  faith  of  a  Christian  comrade." 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  PALACE,  n.  A  fine  and  costly  residence,  particularly  that  of  a  great 
  official.  The  residence  of  a  high  dignitary  of  the  Christian  Church 
  is  called  a  palace;  that  of  the  Founder  of  his  religion  was  known  as  a 
  field,  or  wayside.  There  is  progress. 
 
 




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