Pronunciation: (kôn"du-tyâr'ā, -tyâr'ē; It.kôn"dôt-tye're), [key]
—pl. -tie•riPronunciation: (-tyâr'ē; It.-tye'rē). [key]
1. a leader of a private band of mercenary soldiers in Italy, esp. in the 14th and 15th centuries.
2. any mercenary; soldier of fortune.
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