legate

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Etymology[edit]

Late Old English, from Old French legat, from Latin legatus (nominal use of perfect passive participle of lego (bequeath, send as envoy)).

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Noun[edit]

legate (plural legates)

  1. A deputy representing the Pope, specifically a papal ambassador sent on special ecclesiastical missions.
  2. An ambassador or messenger.
    • 1965, John Fowles, The Magus:
      The dark figure on the raised white terrace; legate of the sun facing the sun; the most ancient royal power.
  3. The deputy of a provincial governor or general in ancient Rome.

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Adverb[edit]

legate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of legi

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

legate f

  1. plural form of legata

Verb[edit]

legate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of legare
  2. second-person plural imperative of legare
  3. feminine plural of legato

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

lēgāte

  1. vocative singular of lēgātus

Participle[edit]

lēgāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of lēgātus