legate

Definitions

  • Device used by John Legate
    Device used by John Legate
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n legate a member of a legation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Legate An ambassador or envoy.
    • Legate An ecclesiastic representing the pope and invested with the authority of the Holy See.
    • Legate (Rom. Hist) An official assistant given to a general or to the governor of a province.
    • Legate (Rom. Hist) Under the emperors, a governor sent to a province.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n legate 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 legate 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 legate 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 legate A legacy.
    • legate To bequeath; give by will; give and bequeath.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Legate leg′āt an ambassador, esp. from the Pope: a delegate, deputy, esp. a foreign envoy chosen by the senate of ancient Rome, or a general or consul's lieutenant
    • adj Legate Leg′atīne, of or relating to a legate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. legat, L. legatus, fr. legare, to send with a commission or charge, to depute, fr. lex, legis, law: cf. F. légat, It. legato,. See Legal

Usage

In literature:

From 1846 to 1849, while George Bancroft was minister to Great Britain, Brodhead held under him the post of secretary of legation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
My first visit in Baltimore was to the British Consul, to whom I brought credentials from a member of the Washington Legation.
"Border and Bastille" by George A. Lawrence
He was again employed as Papal Legate during the young King Henry II.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Norwich" by C. H. B. Quennell
I'd been followed, by the legate's orders, and, tracking me here, they'd gone away and brought back reinforcements.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The year following he went as legate into Germany, to quiet the commotions raised by Luther.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Took him into his compound and sheltered him, and finally got a permit from the Legation to allow him to wear it.
"Civilization" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
He was, the Queen believes, long Secretary to the Legation at Paris.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
A legate was sent to Charles by the pope, to protest against it.
"Saint Bartholomew's Eve" by G. A. Henty
Fabius paused a moment, before answering, and glanced around upon the lowering faces of legates and tribunes.
"The Lion's Brood" by Duffield Osborne
Legate left with a small advance party to sort kits at Kantara.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
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In poetry:

Legate, I had the news last night —my cohort ordered home
By ships to Portus Itius and thence by road to Rome.
I've marched the companies aboard, the arms are stowed below:
Now let another take my sword. Command me not to go!
"The Roman Centurion's Song" by Rudyard Kipling
Legate, I come to you in tears—My cohort ordered home!
I've served in Britain forty years. What should I do in Rome?
Here is my heart, my soul, my mind—the only life I know.
I cannot leave it all behind. Command me not to go!
"The Roman Centurion's Song" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

College choice of CPA girls basketball star Faith LeGate a surprise to some.
From left, Galen Rupp, Dejen Gebremeskel, Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa and Bernard Legat compete in the men's 5000 meters heats.
Galco's new KingTuk tuckable inside waist band concealment holster offers comfort, speed and versatility FMG Publication's Shari LeGate gives viewers a glimpse at this innovative holster .
In June, CPA post player, Lauren Thompson, LeGate 's good friend and teammate, committed to Belmont, which means the two potentially could match up against one another after they conclude their run as teammates this winter.
"I don't know what will happen," LeGate said.
CPA's LeGate relishes opportunity to reflect on, add to state tournament experience.
Gary Legate served in the US Army from 1965 to 1970, and received the Bronze Star for his meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam.
Another eclectic collection of talent camped out at the French Legation Museum on Friday afternoon, providing something for everyone.
A look at Rock Island Armory's 1911-Tactical 2011 Pistol FMG Publications' Shari LeGate offers a glimpse of the new model complete with accessory rail for bayonet attachment.
Washington Irving, a diplomat attached to the United States legation in Madrid in the 1820's, came upon it in the hands of a small family of caretakers.
Legat & Kingscott relocates architecture/ interior design office.
Legat & Kingscott has relocated its Columbus office to 255 East Livingston Avenue.
FMG's Shari LeGate takes a look at the new models.
Johns Hopkins researchers Samer Hattar and Tara LeGates check the progress on an experiment involving mice and levels of light.
Hosted by Shari LeGate of FMG Publications.
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