Palestine: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pal'u-stīn" for 1, 2 pal'u-stēn" for 3), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledBiblical name,an ancient country in SW Asia, on the E coast of the Mediterranean.
  2. a former British mandate (1923–48) comprising part of this country, divided between Israel, Jordan, and Egypt in 1948: the Jordanian and Egyptian parts were occupied by Israel in 1967.
  3. a city in E Texas. 15,948.
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