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n. Abbr. leg.
An official emissary, especially an official representative of the pope.
[Middle English, from Old French legat, from Medieval Latin lēgātus, from Latin, past participle of lēgāre, to depute; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a messenger, envoy, or delegate
2. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church an emissary to a foreign state representing the Pope
[Old English, via Old French from Latin lēgātus deputy, from lēgāre to delegate; related to lēx law]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. an ecclesiastic delegated by the pope as his representative.
2. (in ancient Rome)
a. an assistant to a general or to the governor of a province.
b. a provincial governor appointed by the emperor.
3. an envoy or emissary.
[1125–75; Middle English legat < Latin lēgātus, n. use of masculine past participle of lēgāre to send as a legate, commission, bequeath, derivative of lēx law]
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noun representative, deputy, ambassador, delegate, envoy, messenger, emissary, depute (Scot.), nuncio Pope Innocent VI's legate
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legate[ˈlegɪt] N → legado m
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legate[ˈlɛgət] n (= representative) → légat m
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n → Legat m
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