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leg·ate

 (lĕg′ĭt)
n. Abbr. leg.
An official emissary, especially an official representative of the pope.

[Middle English, from Old French legat, from Medieval Latin lēgātus, from Latin, past participle of lēgāre, to depute; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

leg′ate·ship′ n.

legate

(ˈlɛɡɪt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a messenger, envoy, or delegate
2. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church an emissary to a foreign state representing the Pope
[Old English, via Old French from Latin lēgātus deputy, from lēgāre to delegate; related to lēx law]
ˈlegateˌship n
legatine adj

leg•ate

(ˈlɛg ɪt)

n.
1. an ecclesiastic delegated by the pope as his representative.
2. (in ancient Rome)
a. an assistant to a general or to the governor of a province.
b. a provincial governor appointed by the emperor.
3. an envoy or emissary.
[1125–75; Middle English legat < Latin lēgātus, n. use of masculine past participle of lēgāre to send as a legate, commission, bequeath, derivative of lēx law]
leg′ate•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.legate - a member of a legationlegate - a member of a legation    
foreign mission, legation - a permanent diplomatic mission headed by a minister
emissary, envoy - someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else

legate

noun representative, deputy, ambassador, delegate, envoy, messenger, emissary, depute (Scot.), nuncio Pope Innocent VI's legate
Translations

legate

[ˈlegɪt] Nlegado m

legate

[ˈlɛgət] n (= representative) → légat m

legate

nLegat m
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It is certain, however, that Cesarine, the residuary legate of the old man, received from his estate only six hundred francs a year.
but it was a legate a latere, who came with a smile on his lips to say from the pope, `His holiness requests you to dine with him.
The Locrians were laid waste by a legate of Scipio, yet they were not avenged by him, nor was the insolence of the legate punished, owing entirely to his easy nature.
Cardinal Caprara, the Pope's legate at Paris, defended himself from the glances of Napoleon by an immense pair of green spectacles.
Then it is not the same one," said Gisquette, "that was given two years ago, on the day of the entrance of monsieur the legate, and where three handsome maids played the parts--"
That which is suitable for a legate," returned the stranger, with a good deal of dryness, "is not suitable for a princess.
Here the young gossips, growing warm at the memory of the entrance of monsieur the legate, both began to talk at once.
And when the legate passed, you remember, Gisquette?
And when the legate passed, they let fly on the bridge more than two hundred sorts of birds; wasn't it beautiful, Liénarde?
a Cardinal, a Papal legate, offered to put on her stockings; a high and holy person like that looked on it as an honour
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