Examples of legate in a Sentence
the legate was charged with a list of objectives to accomplish on behalf of his country
Recent Examples of legate from the Web
The wife of the ailing emperor sends an Imperial legate — her nephew — to investigate.
That Francis forced Festing’s resignation without deigning to pick up Burke’s gauntlet was further vindication of the Pope, who will soon appoint his own legate to run the Order.
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Legate is a somewhat old-fashioned word, less used today than it was a century ago. More common is the synonym envoy. In the days before electronic communications, a legate often had particularly large responsibilities, since he couldn't check with his government to be sure he was doing the right thing. The Vatican still sends papal legates to represent the pope's point of view in negotiations.
Origin and Etymology of legate
LEGATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of legate for English Language Learners
: an official representative sent to a foreign country; especially : an official representative of the pope
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