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n. pl. mag·nif·i·coes
1. A person of distinguished rank, importance, or appearance.
2. A nobleman of the Venetian Republic.

[Italian, magnificent, magnifico, from Latin magnificus; see magnific.]
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n, pl -coes
a magnate; grandee
[C16: Italian from Latin magnificus; see magnific]
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(mægˈnɪf ɪˌkoʊ)

n., pl. -coes.
1. a Venetian nobleman.
2. any person of high rank.
[1565–75; n. use of Italian magnifico (adj.) < Latin magnificus. See magnific]
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Noun1.magnifico - a person of distinguished rank or appearance
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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