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See also: Legate and lëgatë

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EtymologyEdit

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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NounEdit

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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VerbEdit

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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AdverbEdit

legate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of legi

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

lēgāte

  1. vocative singular of lēgātus

ParticipleEdit

lēgāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of lēgātus