noun, plural con·dot·tie·ri [kawn-duh-tyair-ee; Italian kawn-dawt-tye-ree]. /ˌkɔn dəˈtyɛər i; Italian ˌkɔn dɔtˈtyɛ ri/.
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Example sentences from the Web for condottiere
But there are no guerrillas now, no condottieri who can be hired: the empire has a paid and standing army, as an empire should.Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete|Winston Churchill
The first of these bands with whom Florence came The condottieri.
The conduct of the Venetian government to the Condottieri in its pay has been spoken of already.The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy|Jacob Burckhardt
The word means a captain or leader, the condottieri those under the leader.
There were even guilds of mercenaries, such as the Condottieri of Italy; and the Swiss were famous for their superior service.Violence and the Labor Movement|Robert Hunter