Ghibelline

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noun Ghib·el·line \ˈgi-bə-ˌlēn, -ˌlīn, -lən\

Definition of Ghibelline

  1. :  a member of an aristocratic political party in medieval Italy supporting the authority of the German emperors — compare guelf

Origin and Etymology of ghibelline

Italian Ghibellino


First Known Use: 1573

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