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 for Podesta
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Podesta \Po*des"ta\, n. [It. podest[`a], fr. L. potestas power,
     magistracy. See Potent.]
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     1. One of the chief magistrates of the Italian republics in
        the Middle Ages. --Brande & C.
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     2. A mayor, alderman, or other magistrate, in some towns of
        Italy.
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