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From Latin adlegatio, allegatio (a sending away), from adlegare, allegare (to send away with a commission), from ad (in addition) + legare (to send as ambassador). Compare allegation.



  1. A right formerly claimed by the states of the German Empire of joining their own ministers with those of the emperor in public treaties and negotiations to the common interest of the empire.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Encyc. Brit to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for adlegation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)