Balie sentence example

balie
  • He exiled those who opposed him, and governed by means of the balie, which, re-elected acted according to his orders.
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  • The former at once assumed Magnin - the reins of government and became ruler of Florence in a way neither Cosimo nor Piero had ever attempted; he established his domination by means of balie consisting of the signory, the accoppiatori, and 240 other members, all Mediceans, to be renewed every five years (1471).
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  • Balie, 1879, 9 Buchanan, 45, 64, arising out of a rising in Griqualand).
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