legatine

legatine

[leg-uh-tin, -tahyn]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or authorized by a legate.

Origin:
1605–15; < Medieval Latin lēgātīnus. See legate, -ine1

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legate (ˈlɛɡɪt)
 
n
1.  a messenger, envoy, or delegate
2.  RC Church an emissary to a foreign state representing the Pope
 
[Old English, via Old French from Latin lēgātus deputy, from lēgāre to delegate; related to lēx law]
 
'legateship
 
n
 
legatine
 
adj

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