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 Condign’.Confed’erate States. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Condottie’ri.
 
Leaders of military adventurers in the fifteenth century. The most noted of these brigand leaders in Italy were Guarnie’ri, Lando, Frances’co of Carmag’nola, and Francesco Sforza. Giac’omo Sforza, the son of Francesco, married the daughter of the Duke of Milan, and succeeded his father-in-law. The singular is Condottire (5 syl.).   1
 


 Condign’.Confed’erate States. 

 
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