Swiss Guard(redirected from Guardia svizzera pontificia)
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A member of a corps of soldiers of Swiss birth employed at the Vatican as bodyguards to the pope.
1. (Military) the bodyguard of the pope, recruited from Swiss nationals
2. (Military) a member of this bodyguard
3. (Historical Terms) one of a group of Swiss mercenaries who acted as bodyguards to the French kings: destroyed in the Revolution
a member of a corps of Swiss bodyguards protecting the pope.