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pal·ace

palace

 
 
pronunciation:
pae lihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: the official home of a king or queen or other persons of high rank or authority.
Two guards in fancy uniforms stood at the gates of the palace.
 
Word History
Palace comes from palatium, the Latin name for the grand house of the emperor Augustus Caesar, which sat on the Palatine Hill in Rome.
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