podesta

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian podestà, from Latin potestas ‎(power; powerful one). See potent.

Noun[edit]

podesta ‎(plural podestas)

  1. (historical) A chief magistrate of the Italian republics in the Middle Ages.
  2. A municipal office (variously denoting a mayor, councilor, etc.) in some Italian-speaking towns.