Ghibelline

noun
Ghib·​el·​line | \ ˈgi-bə-ˌlēn How to pronounce Ghibelline (audio) , -ˌlīn, -lən \

Definition of Ghibelline

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

First Known Use of Ghibelline

1573, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ghibelline

Italian Ghibellino

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“Ghibelline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ghibelline. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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