The people were drawn together under the gonfalon of justice and the ensigns of the companies of the artisans.
He registered a vow to set a watch on this solicitous cousin who offered so readily to bear his gonfalon.
The gonfalon was in action borne close to the person of the commander-in-chief and denoted his position.
Behind this gonfalon advanced two by two the Brothers of the Consolation.
The Doge himself, seventy-two years and all, reared his gonfalon of gold in the Piazza and decided to lead the armament.
Down are gone both cap and feather, Lance and gonfalon are down!
gonfalon, gon′fa-lon, n. an ensign or standard with streamers—also Gon′fanon.
The galley was driven ashore and the old fellow leapt on to the beach, the gonfalon being borne before him.
1590s, variant of Middle English gonfanon (c.1300), from Old French gonfanon "knight's pennon" (12c.), from Old High German guntfano "battle flag," from Proto-Germanic *gunthja- "war," from PIE *gwhen- "to strike, kill" (see bane) + *fano "banner" (cf. Gothic fana "cloth"). Cognate with Old English guþfana, Old Norse gunnfani. Change of -n- to -l- by dissimilation.