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Guelph

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or Guelf

[ gwelf ]
/ gwɛlf /
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noun

a member of the political party in medieval Italy and Germany that supported the sovereignty of the papacy against the German emperors: opposed to the Ghibellines.
a member of a secret society in Italy in the early 19th century that opposed foreign rulers and reactionary ideas.

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Origin of Guelph

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1570–80; <Italian Guelfo<Middle High German Welf name of founder of a princely German family

OTHER WORDS FROM Guelph

Guelphic, Guelfic, adjectiveGuelphism, Guelfism, noun

Definition for Guelph (2 of 2)

Guelph2
[ gwelf ]
/ gwɛlf /

noun

a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada.
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British Dictionary definitions for Guelph (1 of 2)

Guelph1

Guelf

/ (ɡwɛlf) /

noun

a member of the political faction in medieval Italy that supported the power of the pope against the German emperorsCompare Ghibelline
a member of a secret society in 19th-century Italy opposed to foreign rule

Derived forms of Guelph

Guelphic or Guelfic, adjectiveGuelphism or Guelfism, noun

British Dictionary definitions for Guelph (2 of 2)

Guelph2
/ (ɡwɛlf) /

noun

a city in Canada, in SE Ontario. Pop: 106 920 (2001)
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