Does an English country house count as a palace? Looking at dictionary.com they provided the following definition for palace:
- the official residence of a king, queen, bishop, or other sovereign or exalted personage.
- a large and stately mansion or building.
- a large and usually ornate place for entertainment, exhibitions, etc.
An English country house is not necessarily the residence of nobility, so the first definition does not fit. Two and three do fit. Can anyone clear this up for me?