Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office or position of a legate.
- n. The office or authority of a legate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The office of a legate.
- n. the post or office of legate
- legate + -ship (Wiktionary)
“NEPOS, QUINTUS CAECILIUS METELLUS brother of Celer and brother-in-law of Pompey, who sends him back from his legateship in the East to stand for the tribuneship and guard his interests in Rome”
“He was the man who, as an ambitious tribune, had proposed the laws that secured Pompey his unprecedented military powers, and he had duly been rewarded with a legateship under Pompey in the East.”
“Or you could go to Caesar and ask if his offer of a legateship still stands, and claim immunity.”
“The law was passed, Lucullus was stripped of his command, and Gabinius was given his legateship.”
“In fact, if you do get a military legateship to tide you over the next two or three years, I expect you to take my sons with you to your war.”
“The incredible meanness of the praemunire, and consequent confiscation, which the cardinal was pronounced to have incurred for obtaining the cardinalate and legateship from Rome -- though of course this had been done with the king's full knowledge and consent”
“Albano in the legateship, to threaten Philip with laying an interdict on all his dominions.”
“Pandulf, who was restored to his legateship, was active in suppressing this rebellion; and with the concurrence of eleven bishops, he pronounced the sentence of excommunication against Albemarle and his adherents: [*] an army was levied: a scutage of ten shillings a knight's fee was imposed on all the military tenants.”
“His disappointment was acute when Pope Innocent gave the appointment instead to Theobald of Bec, and Henry made his displeasure so clear and the influence he could bring to bear so obvious that Innocent, either in a genuine wish to recognize his undoubted ability or in pure exasperation and malice, had given him, by way of consolation, the papal legateship in England, thus making him in fact superior to the archbishop, a measure hardly calculated to endear either of them to the other.”
“GABINIUS, AULUS former tribune from Pompey’s home region of Picenum; promulgated the laws that gave Pompey his extended command in the East; rewarded by Pompey with a legateship in the war against Mithridates”
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