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magnifico

[mag-nif-i-koh]
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noun, plural mag·nif·i·coes.
  1. a Venetian nobleman.
  2. any person of high rank, major importance, etc.
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Origin of magnifico

1565–75; noun use of Italian magnifico (adj.) < Latin magnificus. See magnific
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Examples from the Web for magnifico

Historical Examples

  • Supposing I am in contact with this magnifico, am I prepared?

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • Then we must haue a Magnifico that must take vp the matter betwixt me and my wife.

  • The magnifico was in his chamber, and looked as aged as a man of eighty.

    Mark Gildersleeve

    John S. Sauzade

  • It was the beginning of April 1492, and the Magnifico was only in his forty-fourth year.

    The Story of Florence

    Edmund G. Gardner

  • He is obscure enough, and makes me sometimes wonder whether the ignotum does not pass itself off for the magnifico in his pages.


British Dictionary definitions for magnifico

magnifico

noun plural -coes
  1. a magnate; grandee
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Word Origin

C16: Italian from Latin magnificus; see magnific
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