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Savonarola

Definitions of Savonarola
  1. noun
    Italian religious and political reformer; a Dominican friar in Florence who preached against sin and corruption and gained a large following; he expelled the Medici from Florence but was later excommunicated and executed for criticizing the Pope (1452-1498)
    synonyms: Girolamo Savonarola
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    crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer
    a disputant who advocates reform
    Black Friar, Blackfriar, Dominican, friar preacher
    a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order
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