gonfalonier

noun
gon·​fa·​lon·​ier | \ ¦gänfəˌlä¦ni(ə)r, -lə¦n- \
plural -s

Definition of gonfalonier

1 : one who bears the gonfalon : standard-bearer specifically : a papal official at Rome who bears the standard of the church
2 : the chief magistrate or other official of any of several republics in medieval Italy

History and Etymology for gonfalonier

Italian gonfaloniere, from Old Italian, from Old French gonfanonier, gonfalonier, from gonfanon, gonfalon + -ier -er

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“Gonfalonier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gonfalonier. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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