gonfalonier

gonfalonier

[gon-fuh-luh-neer]
noun
1.
the bearer of a gonfalon.
2.
a chief magistrate or some other elected official in any of several medieval Italian republics.

Origin:
1580–90; < French < Italian gonfaloniere. See gonfalon, -ier2

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gonfalonier (ˌɡɒnfələˈnɪə)
 
n
the chief magistrate or other official of a medieval Italian republic, esp the bearer of the republic's gonfalon

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gonfalonier

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

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