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

 

legate

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noun
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 Origin late Old English, from Old French legat, from Latin legatus, past participle of legare ‘depute, delegate, bequeath’.
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