Definition of Podesta

1. n. One of the chief magistrates of the Italian republics in the Middle Ages.



Definition of Podesta

1. Noun. One of the chief magistrates of the Italian republics in the Middle Ages. ¹

2. Noun. A mayor, alderman, or other magistrate, in some towns of Italy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Podesta

1. an Italian magistrate [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Podesta

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podesta (current term)
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Literary usage of Podesta

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1. A History of the Commonwealth of Florence: From the Earliest Independence of by Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1865)
"Foreign podesta elected—Extension of the territory of the city—Forces against which Florence had to contend—Influence of the Papacy— Public opinion—Civil ..."

2. Chronicles of the City of Perugia, 1492-1503 by Francesco Maturanzio, Edward Strachan Morgan (1905)
"In later times the Captain of the People supplemented the podesta, and relieved him of criminal jurisdiction and military functions. ..."

3. A Monograph on Plebiscites: With a Collection of Official Documants by Sarah Wambaugh (1920)
"The podesta Publishes the Electoral Arrangements. May 5, 1848 1 IL PODESTÀ DEL COMUNE DI THE podesta OF THE COM- REGGIO NOTIFICA MUNE OF REGGIO Che ad ..."

4. The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: With a Life by John Adams, Charles Francis Adams (1865)
"This method of electing the podesta was changed in 1257, whereby the examination of the subjects fit for the post was committed to the lesser council, ..."

5. The Road in Tuscany: A Commentary by Maurice Henry Hewlett, Joseph Pennell (1906)
"I was now in the centre of a hive of people, the most delightful and interesting I had ever PALACE OF podesta, PISTOJA. seen. Their background was the ..."

6. Observations on Italy by John Bell (1825)
"PALAZZO DEL podesta, OR IL BARGELLO. Toward the year 1250, this edifice, originally called Palazzo Degli Anziani, or podesta, was erected by Arnolfo di Lapo ..."

7. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1822)
"Or have you nal that the podesta of Milan faith- already forgotten me ? ... podesta. Your noble demeanour is a pledge for your good faith—Let us heart. ..."

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