gonfalonier

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 30 May. 2024.

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