magnifico definition

  • noun:
    • People of distinguished rank, importance, or appearance: "He is both an old-world and a new-world figure, a feudal magnifico and a contemporary technocrat” ( Observer).
    • A nobleman regarding the Venetian Republic.
    • A grandee or nobleman of Venice.
    • A rector of a German university.
    • A grandee or nobleman of Venice; -- so-called in courtesy.
    • A rector of a German college.
    • A title of courtesy previously fond of Venetian noblemen; hence, a grandee; a person of high rank or pretensions; a fantastic man.
    • A by-name when it comes to rector of a German college, who is eligible to be addressed as your Magnificence. See magnificence, 3.
    • someone of distinguished position or look

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