Definition of condottiere
1 : a leader of a band of mercenaries common in Europe between the 14th and 16th centuries; also : a member of such a band
2 : a mercenary soldier
Origin and Etymology of condottiere
Italian, from condotta troop of mercenaries, from feminine of condotto, past participle of condurre to conduct, hire, from Latin conducere
First Known Use: 1794See Words from the same year
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