Ablegate
Ablegate Ab"le*gate, v. t. [L. ablegatus, p. p. of ablegare; ab + legare to send with a commission. See {Legate}.] To send abroad. [Obs.] --Bailey. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ablegate — Ab le*gate, n. (R. C. Ch.) A representative of the pope charged with important commissions in foreign countries, one of his duties being to bring to a newly named cardinal his insignia of office. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ablegate — noun A representative of the pope charged with important commissions in foreign countries, one of his duties being to bring to a newly named cardinal his insignia of office …   Wiktionary

  • ablegate — papal envoy or legate Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • ablegate — ab·le·gate …   English syllables

  • ablegate — A representative of the pope who assists in selecting cardinals …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • ablegate — /ˈæbləgeɪt/ (say abluhgayt), / gət/ (say guht) noun a papal envoy to a newly appointed dignitary …   Australian English dictionary

  • ablegate —   n. special papal envoy …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ablegate — An envoy of the Pope …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ablegate — ˈablə̇gə̇t, lē , ˌgāt noun ( s) Etymology: French ablégat, from Latin ablegatus, past participle of ablegare to send away, from ab ab (I) + legare to send on a commission, dispatch more at legate : a papal envoy on a special mission (as the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Legate — • In its broad signification, means that person who is sent by another for some representative office. In the ecclesiastical sense it means one whom the pope sends to sovereigns or governments or only to the members of the episcopate and faithful …   Catholic encyclopedia

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