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gonfalonier

[gon-fuh-luh-neer] /ˌgɒn fə ləˈnɪər/
noun
1.
the bearer of a gonfalon.
2.
a chief magistrate or some other elected official in any of several medieval Italian republics.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < French < Italian gonfaloniere. See gonfalon, -ier2
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gonfalonier

/ˌɡɒnfələˈnɪə/
noun
1.
the chief magistrate or other official of a medieval Italian republic, esp the bearer of the republic's gonfalon
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Encyclopedia Article for gonfalonier

("standard bearer"), a title of high civic magistrates in the medieval Italian city-states.

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