Ghibellinism, n.
/gib"euh lin, -leen'/, 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.
2. of or pertaining to the Ghibellines.
[1565-75; < It Ghibellino < MHG *wibeling- (G Waiblingen) a Hohenstaufen estate in Germany]

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      in medieval Italy, member of the pro-imperial party, opponents of the pro-papal Guelfs. See Guelf and Ghibelline.

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