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

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


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