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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: legat, from Latin legatus, from the past participle of legare 'to send as a representative, leave after your death', from lex; LEGAL

legate

noun
     
Related topics: Officials
leg‧ate [countable]
PGO an important official representative, especially an official representative of the Pope

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