legate definition

  • noun:
    • the state emissary, especially the official agent of the pope.
    • A deputy representing the Pope, particularly a papal ambassador delivered on special ecclesiastical missions.
    • An ambassador or messenger.
    • The deputy of a provincial governor or general in ancient Rome.
    • An ambassador or envoy.
    • An ecclesiastic representing the pope and spent using the expert associated with the Holy See.
    • An official assistant given to a general or to the governor of a province.
    • Under the emperors, a governor sent to a province.
    • A person commissioned to represent a state, or the highest authority in the state, in a foreign state or court; a deputy; an ambassador.
    • Specifically In Roman history, a foreign envoy plumped for by the senate, or a lieutenant of a general or of a consul or other magistrate in the government of an army or a province.
    • One who is delegated because of the Pope as his agent within the overall performance of particular ecclesiastical or political features, or both.
    • A legacy.
    • an associate of a legation
  • others:
    • To bequeath; offer by will; give and bequeath.

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