Meaning of Ghibelline

Ghib•el•line

Pronunciation: (gib'u-lin, -lēn"), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of the aristocratic party in medieval Italy and Germany that supported the claims of the German emperors against the papacy: politically opposed to the Guelphs.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the Ghibellines.
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