How to Pronounce legate?

Correct pronunciation for the word "legate" is [lˈɛɡe͡ɪt], [lˈɛɡe‍ɪt], [l_ˈɛ_ɡ_eɪ_t].

"Legate" in context

A legate is a representative of the Pope and a member of the Roman Curia, the administrative apparatus of the Holy See. The primary role of a legate is to act as an envoy on behalf of a Pope or to negotiate on his behalf with foreign powers. Legates are often entrusted with special duties, such as conducting public ceremonies or promulgating papal documents among the clergy and people in the country where they serve. Legates are appointed either by the Pope himself, or on the recommendation of a cardinal or other senior ecclesiastical official.

A legate's mandate may also extend beyond the territory of the country he serves in.

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