con·dot·tie·re (kŏn′də-tyârē, -tyârā)
n. pl. con·dot·tie·ri(-tyârē)
A leader of mercenary soldiers in the 1300s, 1400s, or 1500s, especially in Italy.
[Italian, from condotta, troop of mercenaries, from feminine past participle of condurre, to conduct, from Latin condūcere, to lead together; see CONDUCE.]
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