Etymology
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palatial (adj.)

1754, "of the nature of a palace, magnificent," from French palatial "magnificent," from Latin palatium (see palace). Related: Palatially. Middle English had palasin in the literal sense of "belonging to a palace or court" (c. 1400, from Old French), which was revived in that sense in 19c. as palatian (1845). An earlier word for "magnificent, of the nature of a palace" was palacious (1620s), now obsolete.

updated on December 16, 2019

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Definitions of palatial from WordNet

palatial (adj.)
relating to or being a palace;
the palatial residence
palatial (adj.)
suitable for or like a palace;
a palatial yacht
palatial furnishings
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