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legate (lĕg´ət) [Lat. legare=to send], one sent as a representative of a state or of some high authority. In Roman history a legate was sent by the senate to the provinces as an envoy of the emperor. Sometime during the 12th cent. the word came into use to designate a papal ambassador. There are various types of papal legate, including the legatus a latere, a cardinal commissioned for a special confidential assignment as a representative of the pope; the nuncio or internuncio, who represents the Holy See, both temporally and ecclesiastically, in countries that exchange ambassadors with the Vatican (see nuncio, apostolic); and the apostolic delegate, a papal representative in a country that does not exchange ambassadors with the Vatican.

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leg·ate / ˈlegit/ • n. 1. a member of the clergy, esp. a cardinal, representing the pope. ∎  archaic an ambassador or messenger. 2. a general or governor of an ancient Roman province, or their deputy: the Roman legate of Syria. DERIVATIVES: leg·ate·ship / ship/ n. leg·a·tine / ˈlegəˌtēn; -ˌtīn/ adj.

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legate ecclesiastic deputed to represent the Pope XII; ambassador, delegate XIV. — (O)F. légat — L. lēgātus, sb. use of pp. of lēgāre depute, delegate; see -ATE1.
So legation XV. — (O)F. or L.

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legate a member of the clergy, especially a cardinal, representing the Pope.

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