Definition of legate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈleɡət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈleɡət//
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the official representative of the Pope in a foreign country a papal legate He was appointed as permanent papal legate in France. Word Originlate Old English, from Old French legat, from Latin legatus, past participle of legare ‘depute, delegate, bequeath’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: legate