noun po·de·sta \ˌpō-də-ˈstä\

Definition of PODESTA

:  a chief magistrate in a medieval Italian municipality

Origin of PODESTA

Italian podestà, literally, power, from Latin potestat-, potestas, irregular from potis able — more at potent
First Known Use: 1548


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