Gon`fa*lon*ier" (?), n. [F. gonfalonier: cf. It. gonfaloniere.]

He who bears the gonfalon; a standard bearer

; as: (a)

An officer at Rome who bears the standard of the Church

. (b)

The chief magistrate of any one of several republics in mediaeveal Italy

. (c)

A Turkish general, and standard keeper.


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