Definition of Legate

1. Noun. A member of a legation.

Exact synonyms: Official Emissary
Group relationships: Foreign Mission, Legation
Generic synonyms: Emissary, Envoy
Derivative terms: Legateship



Definition of Legate

1. n. An ambassador or envoy.

Definition of Legate

1. Noun. A deputy representing the Pope, specifically a papal ambassador sent on special ecclesiastical missions. ¹

2. Noun. An ambassador or messenger. ¹

3. Noun. The deputy of a provincial governor or general in ancient Rome. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Legate

1. to bequeath [v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES] - See also: bequeath

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Literary usage of Legate

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1. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1892)
"In 1611 proceedings were taken against Bartholomew legate and his brother ... Thomas legate died in Newgate. Bartholomew, perhaps in consequence of this, ..."

2. Matthew Paris's English History: From the Year 1235 to 1273 by Matthew Paris, John Allen Giles, William Rishanger (1889)
"The reconciliation of the university of Oxford with the legate. The legate, who had set out, on a journey towards the north of England, turned rein and ..."

3. A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages by Henry Charles Lea (1887)
"Besides this a new legate, Cardinal Peter of Bene- vento, arrived with full powers ... Raymond, moreover, placed his dominions in the hands of the legate, ..."

4. History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné, Henry Beveridge (1845)
"The counsellors of the empire having intimated to the legate, through the Bishop ... Communication to the legate—Second Appearance—Luther's Declaration—The ..."

5. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Matthew Paris, Roger (1849)
"All these offers the legate refused, nor could this catholic count find any favour ... The French king at the preaching of this legate assumed the cross, ..."

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