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Definition of "legate" []

  • An official emissary, especially an official representative of the pope. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "legate" in a sentence
  • "So the family -- Keith and other family members met with the FBI today, with the idea that they're going to initiate the process that takes place where, here from the U.S. you try to get a hold of what's called the legate, which is the legal liaison in Bangkok."
  • "A legate was a high-ranking officer, a member of the Senate, who was authorized to command in his superiors absence."
  • "I recalled the legate saying he might have a use for the monster."