ablegate


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ablegate

(æbˈlɛɡət)
n
a papal envoy who has important duties abroad such as bringing a cardinal's insignia to him when he has just been appointed, or taking a message to a sovereign
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Bernabe; the French ambassador was Jules Cambon, not Pierre Cambdon; Leo XIII's delegate in the United States was Sebastiano Martinelli, not "Papal Ablegate Msgr.
The verb ablegate is marked with a dagger in OED, and is described as obsolete and rare.
Johnson in his Dictionary defines ablegate as 'to send abroad on some employment; also to send a person out of the way that one is weary of'.