noun, plural con·dot·tie·ri [kawn-duh-tyair-ee; Italian kawn-dawt-tye-ree] /ˌkɔn dəˈtyɛər i; Italian ˌkɔn dɔtˈtyɛ ri/.
Examples from the Web for condottiere
As a Condottiere, Federigo was famous in this age of broken faith for his plain dealing and sincerity.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
The bad faith of the condottiere Paolo Vitelli (beheaded at Florence in 1499) had deeply impressed him.
Like the condottiere that he was, he did not heed hard knocks provided the pay were good.Lord Chatham|Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
Henry of Navarre shall in reality be nothing but your condottiere, and I will not be exigeante.Romance of Roman Villas|Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
He may have been an adventurer and a condottiere, but France owes to him Fontenoy, that brilliant page of her history.