legate

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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.

legate

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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.

legate

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