ghibelline


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ghibelline \Ghib"el*line\, n. [It. Ghibellino; of German
   origin.] (It. Hist.)
   One of a faction in Italy, in the 12th and 13th centuries,
   which favored the German emperors, and opposed the Guelfs, or
   adherents of the poses. --Brande & C.
   [1913 Webster]
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