legate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (leg'it), [key]
- an ecclesiastic delegated by the pope as his representative.
- an assistant to a general or to a consul or magistrate, in the government of any army or a province; a commander of a legion.
- a provincial governor of senatorial rank appointed by the emperor.
- an envoy or emissary.
- legate (Thesaurus)