Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A magistrate: same as potestate.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Giustizia mosse il mio alto fattore; fecemi la divina podestate, la somma sapïenza e 'l primo amore.

    veruscio Diary Entry

  • The development of the merchant and craft guilds led to vigorous class warfare as the rising bourgeoisie asserted itself and brought, in the podestate (the podestà), a kind of local dictator during the last quarter of the 12th century.

    2. The Development of Italian Towns

  • fecemi la divina podestate, la somma sapïenza e 'l primo amore.

    Things that don't last, and those that should

  • fecemi la divina podestate, la somma sapïenza e 'l primo amore.

    Archive 2008-10-01

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