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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.]


n, pl -coes
a magnate; grandee
[C16: Italian from Latin magnificus; see magnific]


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Since the discovery space is no longer required for the three caskets, the Duke and the Magnificoes would probably appear from the centre, or perhaps they might be revealed sitting on chairs in the discovery space.
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The throng has to part first for Shylock's entrance into the tiny circle of space between the crowd and the Duke and the other Magnificoes and then again at the arrival of Balthazar.