Sentence Examples with the word Podest

The podest marks an essentially transitional state in civic government, and his intervention paved the way for despotism.

Meanwhile the podest still subsists; but he is no longer equal to the task d maintaining an equilibrium of forces.

The thirteen districts in their council nominated four caporioni, who acted in concert with a senator, appointed, like the podest of other cities, for supreme judicial functions.

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Invariably a foreigner, elected for a year with power of life and death and control of the armed force, but subject to a strict account at the expiration of his office, the podest might be compared to a dictator invested with limited authority.