Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative form of Medician.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or relating to the Medici, a noted Italian family.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Medici, an illustrious family of Florence, appearing first as merchants of the medieval republic, and at the dawn of the Renaissance, in the fifteenth century, raised to supreme power through their liberality and merit.

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Examples

  • The Laurentian, also called the Medicean, XXXII. 9, of the early eleventh century, the excellent MS. at Florence which contains Sophocles,

    The Argonautica

  • The Laurentian, also called the Medicean, XXXII. 9, of the early eleventh century, the excellent MS. at Florence which contains

    The Argonautica

  • The name appeared first (1351) on the chart called the Medicean

    Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic

  • In addition, he described of his discovery of the four moons circling Jupiter, which he called politically the Medicean stars (after the ruling family in Florence, his patrons).

    Galileo Galilei

  • Beginning in late 1609 and 1610, Galileo observed the topography of the moon, the phases of Venus, the Milky Way, sunspots, and four of Jupiter's moons (which he duly dubbed "the Medicean stars").

    What Galileo Saw

  • Associated Press A view of a collapsed medieval stone Medicean tower in the village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, near L'Aquila.

    Earthquake Damage in L'Aquila

  • Four Medicean stars dance about Jupiter, two Austrian about Saturn, &c., and all (belike) to the music of the spheres.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Medicean, Austrian, and Burbonian stars, that the heaven of the planets is indistinct, pure, and open, in which the planets move certis legibus ac metis.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The new Medicean people, Leo X, procured his release, and he retired to his small property at San Casciano, near Florence, where he devoted himself to literature.

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • Medicean rule during the life of Lorenzo appeared to have impressed

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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