Similar vicarial or legatine powers had been conferred in 418 by Zosimus upon Patroclus, bishop of Arles.
He received a legatine commission, and became sole justiciar.
An occasional example of the legatine Inquisition may also be met with.
Gilbert, now old and infirm, had resigned the see of Limerick, and with it his legatine commission.
Henry had forgotten them when he applied for a legatine commission to try his cause in London.
For the next three hundred years the Church was almost wholly free from the direct control of legatine visits.
On this Wolsey might act or, if he preferred it, might proceed on his own legatine authority.
His request was refused, and his legatine commission expired in 1143, with the death of Innocent, the Pope who had granted it.
We may even suspect that an attempt had been made to invade it, which Gilbert stoutly resisted, relying on his legatine authority.
That year, however, Alexander returned to Rome, and felt himself strong enough to send the exiled primate a legatine commission.