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.
Webster's Revised

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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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