the bearer of a gonfalon.
a chief magistrate or some other elected official in any of several medieval Italian republics.
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How to use gonfalonier in a sentence
Galileo was of noble blood, and traced an ancestry to a gonfalonier of Florence.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12 | Elbert Hubbard
From thenceforward there were no magnates among them, but there was added thereto the gonfalonier of justice.Villani's Chronicle | Giovanni Villani
Salvestro de' Medici was gonfalonier of Justice at the time when the tumult first broke out.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series | John Addington Symonds
Accordingly, in 1502, it was decreed that the gonfalonier should hold office for life—should be in fact a Doge.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series | John Addington Symonds
All shops were then to be closed, the artisans called to arms, and the gonfalonier to be on the alert to punish all recusants.The Two First Centuries of Florentine History | Pasquale Villari
British Dictionary definitions for gonfalonier
the chief magistrate or other official of a medieval Italian republic, esp the bearer of the republic's gonfalon
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