Podesta



[poh-des-tuh, poh-duh-stah] /poʊˈdɛs tə, ˌpoʊ dəˈstɑ/

noun
1.
any of certain magistrates in Italy, as a chief magistrate in medieval towns and republics.
2.
a person appointed to serve as mayor of an Italian city during the Fascist regime.
/pɒˈdɛstə; Italian podeˈsta/
noun
1.
(in modern Italy) a subordinate magistrate in some towns
2.
(in Fascist Italy) the chief magistrate of a commune
3.
(in medieval Italy)

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