April 21, 2011

Word of the Day: Paladin

Paladin \PAL-uh-din\ noun

1. A knight-errant; a distinguished champion of a medieval king or prince; as, the paladins of Charlemagne.

2. A champion of a cause.

Origin: Paladin derives from Late Latin palatinus, "and officer or the palace," from Latin  palatium, "royal residence, palace," from Palatium, one of the seven hills of Rome on which Augustus had his residence.

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