- 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.
Origin of legate
OTHER WORDS FROM legateleg·ate·ship, nounun·der·leg·ate, noun
Words nearby legate
How to use legate in a sentence
If not, let the full powers of an ambassador be sent to the cardinal legate at Paris; in any case, let there be an end to menaces.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
She had disdained to make terms for herself, so the legate cast Marzia and her children into prison.Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2)|Ellen C. Clayton
Before he came forward to meet her, he observed the Legate walking swiftly after her, so he remained hidden.
The Legate smiled, a cold, hard smile, fully master of himself again.
He ordered the legate therefore to be detained in Flanders till his threats had obtained from the Pope an order for his recall.History of the English People|John Richard Green