ablegate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ablégate, from Latin ablēgātus, perfect passive participle of ablēgō (I send off or away; banish), from ab (from, away from) + lēgō (I dispatch, send on a commission). See legate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæ.bləˌɡeɪt/, /ˈæ.bləˌɡət/

Verb[edit]

ablegate (third-person singular simple present ablegates, present participle ablegating, simple past and past participle ablegated)

  1. (obsolete) To send abroad.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bailey to this entry?)
    Thou hellish Dog, Depart, or I will amand, ablegate, and send thee to some vast and horrid Desert." (R. Carpenter, Pragmatical Jesuit 64, c1660)

Noun[edit]

ablegate (plural ablegates)

  1. (Roman Catholicism) A representative of the pope charged with important commissions in foreign countries, one of his duties being to bring to a newly named cardinal his insignia of office.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ablēgāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of ablēgō