gonfalonier [gon-fuh-luh-neer] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the bearer of a gonfalon.
  2. a chief magistrate or some other elected official in any of several medieval Italian republics.

Origin of gonfalonier 1580–90; French Italian gonfaloniere. See gonfalon, -ier2 Examples from the Web for gonfalonier Historical Examples of gonfalonier

  • In 1520, for example, he entered the Signory; and in 1521 he was Gonfalonier of Justice.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)

    John Addington Symonds

  • In conclusion, he averred that this course would unite and secure the republic, and crown the Gonfalonier with glory.

    History Of Florence And Of The Affairs Of Italy

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • From thenceforward there were no magnates among them, but there was added thereto the gonfalonier of justice.

    Villani’s Chronicle

    Giovanni Villani

  • Segni was nephew of the Gonfalonier Capponi, and shared the anxieties of the moderate liberals during the siege of Florence.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)

    John Addington Symonds

  • Galileo was of noble blood, and traced an ancestry to a Gonfalonier of Florence.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great – Volume 12

    Elbert Hubbard

  • British Dictionary definitions for gonfalonier gonfalonier noun

    1. the chief magistrate or other official of a medieval Italian republic, esp the bearer of the republic’s gonfalon

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