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  • n. Plural form of legate.


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  • The pope made an alliance with France, and Philip set deliberately to work to implicate England in the quarrel, whereupon Paul withdrew his legates from the Spanish dominions and cancelled the legation of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • β€œHe cares nothing for most things-including all of us he calls his legates, or colleagues, or whatever name he considers judicious at the time.

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  • Icily sober, Sulla called his legates together and told them.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • The people, who have just learned that the Pope and Emperor have recalled their legates and ambassadors, are awed and frightened.

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  • Caesar was eager to decide at once on the destination of each legion, and to call the legates together to a council of war; but Macrinus was not so prompt and ready as usual on such occasions.

    A Thorny Path β€” Volume 12

  • The authority of the pope was commonly exercised by the "legates," [29] whom he sent out as his representatives at the various European courts.

    Early European History

  • For when as those seruants (which at the request of the Cardinall, attended vpon vs, namely the legates of

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • a nuncio, as distinguished from other papal envoys (such as legates, collectors), consists in this: that his office is specifically defined and limited to a defininte district (his nunciature), wherein he must reside; his mission is general, embracing all the interests of the Holy See; his office is permanent, requiring the appointment of a successor when one incumbent is recalled, and his mission includes both diplomatic and ecclesiastical powers.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • His much-herald stationing of NYPD detectives overseas was a direct slap at the Bureau, which has "legates," or legal attaches, in many of the same overseas countries.

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  • One source says that Spartacus defeated Lentuluss legates and captured all of the armys baggage.

    The Spartacus War


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