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  • noun Plural form of ablegate.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ablegate.


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  • Mollard asked to see me one morning, telling me that the two ablegates with their suite had arrived, and wished to pay their respects to me.

    My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879

  • They had quite a talk before the Archbishops and ablegates arrived.

    My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879

  • Acolytes of the palace were destined in a particular manner to the service of the Pope, assisting him not only in church functions, but also as ablegates, messengers of the papal court, in distributing alms, carrying pontifical documents and notices, and performing other duties of like character.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • The office of carrying and conferring the rose upon those living outside of Rome was given by the pope to cardinal legates a latere, nuncios, inter-nuncios, and Apostolic ablegates.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • In 1587 Sixtus V established the Congregation of Ceremonies for the purpose of watching over the rites and ceremonies which are to be observed in the Papal Court, to decide questions regarding pre-eminence among the persons who assist at the papal functions, to arrange all the details for the presentation of princes and their envoys to the Roman pontiff, and to give directions to the ablegates who carry the insignia of the cardinalate to newly-created cardinals residing outside of Rome.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux


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