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A '''palace''' is a ''posh'' house, usually occupied by [[royalty]] or major [[noble|nobility]]. The word comes from classical [[Latin]], ''palatio'', which was a ''posh'' [[Roman Empire|Roman]] house, more usually in a [[city]] than the countryside, although "Fishbourne" outside Chichester in Hampshire, [[England]], is the exception that "proves" the rule.
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A '''palace''' is a ''posh'' house, usually occupied by [[royalty]] or major [[noble|nobility]]. The word comes from classical [[Latin]], ''palatio'', which was a ''posh'' [[Roman Empire|Roman]] house, more usually in a [[city]] than the countryside, although "Fishbourne" outside Chichester in Hampshire, [[England]], is the exception that "proves" the rule. [[Venice]], for its part, is littered with ''palazzo''s -- large houses on the canal-side in which entire families lived, and often were also their warehouses, for goods to be stored and traded on the ground (water-level) floor, whilst life went on up-stairs.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 17:19, 14 June 2013

A palace is a posh house, usually occupied by royalty or major nobility. The word comes from classical Latin, palatio, which was a posh Roman house, more usually in a city than the countryside, although "Fishbourne" outside Chichester in Hampshire, England, is the exception that "proves" the rule. Venice, for its part, is littered with palazzos -- large houses on the canal-side in which entire families lived, and often were also their warehouses, for goods to be stored and traded on the ground (water-level) floor, whilst life went on up-stairs.


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