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guelf


guelf


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guelph  \Guelph\,  Guelf  \Guelf\  (gw[e^]lf),  n.  [It.  Guelfo,  from 
  Welf,  the  name  of  a  German  family.]  (Hist.) 
  One  of  a  faction  in  Germany  and  Italy,  in  the  12th  and  13th 
  centuries,  which  supported  the  House  of  Guelph  and  the  pope, 
  and  opposed  the  Ghibellines,  or  faction  of  the  German 
  emperors.