Ab"le*gate (#), v. t. [L. ablegatus, p. p. of ablegare; ab + legare to send with a commission. See Legate.]

To send abroad.




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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.


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