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 for Palace
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Palace \Pal"ace\ (p[a^]l"[asl]s; 48), n. [OE. palais, F. palais,
     fr. L. palatium, fr. Palatium, one of the seven hills of
     Rome, on which Augustus had his residence. Cf. Paladin.]
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
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     2. The official residence of a bishop or other distinguished
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     3. Loosely, any unusually magnificent or stately house.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a large and stately mansion [syn: palace, 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 (30 December 2018) :

      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.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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 (1881-1906) :

  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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