[es-teez, -tis]


  1. a city in NE Italy: medieval fortress; ancient Roman ruins.
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  1. a noble family of Italy founded by Alberto Azzo II (996–1097), who was invested with the town of Este in NE Italy as a fief of the Holy Roman Empire. The family governed Ferrara (13th–16th centuries), Modena, and Reggio (13th–18th centuries)
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