legate a latere

noun legate a la·te·re \ -ˌäˈlätəˌrā \

Definition of legate a latere

: a confidential papal legate of the highest degree who is appointed especially for a particular mission and not as a permanent representative abroad distinguished from nuncio

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Origin and Etymology of legate a latere

partial translation of Medieval Latin legatus a latere, literally, legate from the side


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