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Ghib·el·line

 (gĭb′ə-lēn′, -līn′, -lĭn)
n.
A member of the aristocratic political faction who fought during the Middle Ages for German imperial control of Italy, in opposition to the Guelphs and the papacy.

[Italian Ghibellino, from Middle High German *wībeling, name of a Hohenstaufen estate.]

Ghibelline

(ˈɡɪbɪˌlaɪn; -ˌliːn)
n
1. (Historical Terms) a member of the political faction in medieval Italy originally based on support for the German emperor
2. (Historical Terms) (modifier) of or relating to the Ghibellines. Compare Guelph1
[C16: from Italian Ghibellino, probably from Middle High German Waiblingen, a Hohenstaufen estate]
ˈGhibelˌlinism n

Ghib•el•line

(ˈgɪb ə lɪn, -ˌlin)

n.
1. a member of the aristocratic party in medieval Italy that supported the claims of the German emperors against the papacy: politically opposed to the Guelphs.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to the Ghibellines.
[1565–75; < Italian Ghibellino]
Ghib′el•lin•ism, n.
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As a young man, he joined actively in both the politics and the actual fighting in the wars between the Guelphs and Ghibellines.