Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The car of war, on which the standard was borne into battle, peculiar to the Italian republics of the middle ages.

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Examples

  • Under Archbishop Heribert (1018–45) the carroccio (arc of municipal patriotism) was set up; expansion in the Lombard plain began (reduction of Lodi, Como, Pavia).

    4. Milan

  • Heribert introduced the famous carroccio as the military insignia of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • Here was the banner of Milan, mounted on a triumphal car (_carroccio_) and guarded by picked burgesses, who had sworn to defend their trust to the death.

    Medieval Europe

  • The _carroccio_ of the city, on which the standard of Padua floated, and which had led the burghers to many a bloody battle, was sent out to meet him at Monselice, and he entered the gates in triumph.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) The Age of the Despots

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