- the bearer of a gonfalon.
- a chief magistrate or some other elected official in any of several medieval Italian republics.
Origin of gonfalonier
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for gonfalonier
In 1520, for example, he entered the Signory; and in 1521 he was Gonfalonier of Justice.
In conclusion, he averred that this course would unite and secure the republic, and crown the Gonfalonier with glory.History Of Florence And Of The Affairs Of Italy
From thenceforward there were no magnates among them, but there was added thereto the gonfalonier of justice.Villani's Chronicle
Segni was nephew of the Gonfalonier Capponi, and shared the anxieties of the moderate liberals during the siege of Florence.
Galileo was of noble blood, and traced an ancestry to a Gonfalonier of Florence.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12
- the chief magistrate or other official of a medieval Italian republic, esp the bearer of the republic's gonfalon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012