• IPA: /ˈlɛɡət/

legate (plural legates)

  1. A deputy representing the pope, specifically a papal ambassador sent on special ecclesiastical missions.
  2. An ambassador or messenger.
    • 1965, John Fowles, The Magus (novel):
      The dark figure on the raised white terrace; legate of the sun facing the sun; the most ancient royal power.
  3. The deputy of a provincial governor or general in ancient Rome.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: légat
  • Russian: лега́т

legate (legates, present participle legating; past and past participle legated)

  1. (transitive) To leave as a legacy.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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