condottiere definition

  • noun:
    • A leader of mercenary soldiers amongst the 14th and sixteenth centuries.
    • A mercenary army leader from 14th century Italy and soon after in other parts of European countries
    • A military adventurer for the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, who sold their solutions, and the ones of his supporters, to virtually any party in almost any competition.
    • In Italian hist, one of a course of expert military captains within the fourteenth and fifteenth hundreds of years, whom lifted soldiers and sold their particular services to warring states and princes.

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