nounpl. -·coes· or -·cos·
- a nobleman of Renaissance Venice
- a person of high rank or great importance
Origin of magnificoItalian from Classical Latin magnificus: see magnificence
- A person of distinguished rank, importance, or appearance.
- A nobleman of the Venetian Republic.
Origin of magnificoItalian magnificent, magnifico from Latin magnificus ; see magnific .
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