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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