American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An official emissary, especially an official representative of the pope.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person commissioned to represent a state, or the highest authority in the state, in a foreign state or court; a deputy; an ambassador.
- n. Specifically In Roman history, a foreign envoy chosen by the senate, or a lieutenant of a general or of a consul or other magistrate in the government of an army or a province.
- n. One who is delegated by the Pope as his representative in the performance of certain ecclesiastical or political functions, or both. The papal legate to a church council is its presiding officer; the ordinary legate to a foreign court was formerly both ambassador to and ecclesiastical overseer of the country to which he was sent; and the legates of six of the former Papal States (see
legation, 4) were their governors. Three ranks of legates were early established: legates (legati) a or de latere (from the side), who were generally cardinals; legati missi or dati (sent or given), corresponding to the modern nuncios or internuncios; and legati nati (legates born), a limited number of bishops or archbishops who had or claimed the rank of legates by right of office in their particular sees.
- n. A legacy.
- To bequeath; give by will; give and bequeath.
- n. A deputy representing the Pope, specifically a papal ambassador sent on special ecclesiastical missions.
- n. An ambassador or messenger.
- n. The deputy of a provincial governor or general in ancient Rome.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An ambassador or envoy.
- n. An ecclesiastic representing the pope and invested with the authority of the Holy See.
- n. An official assistant given to a general or to the governor of a province.
- n. Under the emperors, a governor sent to a province.
- n. a member of a legation
- Late Old English, from Old French legat, from Latin legatus (nominal use of perfect passive participle of lego ("bequeath, send as envoy")). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French legat, from Medieval Latin lēgātus, from Latin, past participle of lēgāre, to depute; see leg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“A legate was a high-ranking officer, a member of the Senate, who was authorized to command in his superiors absence.”
“I recalled the legate saying he might have a use for the monster.”
“The legate was his superior-officer, and he sent her every day some present or flowers.”
“The legate was her only comfort; the legate and the thing which she called religion.”
“The pope would not take the trouble to read it, or even to hear it read;  but the substance, as related to him by Morone, convinced him that the emperor's accusations were exaggerated: to recall a legate at the instance of a secular sovereign was an undesirable precedent;  and the commission was allowed to stand.”
“The Pope never came himself to England, but he often sent a grand embassador, called a legate, who traveled with great pomp and parade, and with many attendants, and assumed in all his doings a most lofty and superior air.”
“After the occupation of Rome by General Miollis, when the foreign cardinals had received orders to return to their respective countries, and the Pope had recalled his legate from Paris, the Emperor Napoleon, on stepping into his carriage to visit Bayonne, had ordered Champagny to transmit to Cardinal Caprara the following note: ---”
“But by a prodigious effort he recalled himself to the scene before him; and, striding up to the crowd, of which the legate was the central figure, he raised his arm with a gesture of indignation, and protested vehemently that the assassination of Maximilian's father had been iniquitously charged upon himself.”
“The papal legate who was supposed to lead the funeral mass has apparently canceled," he said.”
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