legate

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See also: Legate and lëgatë

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From 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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legate (plural legates)

  1. A deputy representing the pope, specifically a papal ambassador sent on special ecclesiastical missions.
  2. An ambassador or messenger.
    • c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. [] The First Part [], part 1, 2nd edition, London: [] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, [], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act III, scene i:
      Moſt great and puiſant Monarke of the earth,
      Your Baſſoe wil accompliſh your beheſt:
      And ſhew your pleaſure to the Perſean,
      As fits the Legate of the ſtately Turke.
    • 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.
    • 1911, Rudyard Kipling, “The Roman Centurion’s Song” in The History of England:
      Legate, I had the news last night—my cohort ordered home
      By ships to Portus Itius and thence by road to Rome.

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Verb[edit]

legate (third-person singular simple present legates, present participle legating, simple past and past participle legated)

  1. (transitive) To leave as a legacy.

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Esperanto[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

legate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of legi

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

legate

  1. feminine plural of legato

Participle[edit]

legate f pl

  1. feminine plural of legato

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

legate f pl

  1. plural of legata

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legate

  1. inflection of legare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

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Latin[edit]

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lēgāte

  1. vocative singular of lēgātus

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lēgāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of lēgātus