Legate meaning

lĕgĭt
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The deputy of a provincial governor or general in ancient Rome.
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An official emissary, especially an official representative of the pope.
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An envoy or ambassador.
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(rom. history) The governor of a province, or his deputy.
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A deputy representing the Pope, specifically a papal ambassador sent on special ecclesiastical missions.
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Origin of legate

  • Middle English from Old French legat from Medieval Latin lēgātus from Latin past participle of lēgāre to depute leg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition