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English

Etymology

From Latin ablēgātus, perfect passive participle of ablēgō (I send off or away; banish), from ab (from, away from) + lēgō (I despatch, send with a commision). See legate.

Verb

Infinitive
to ablegate

Third person singular
ablegates

Simple past
ablegated

Past participle
ablegated

Present participle
ablegating

to ablegate (third-person singular simple present ablegates, present participle ablegating, simple past and past participle ablegated)

  1. (obsolete) To send abroad. - Bailey

Noun

Singular
ablegate

Plural
ablegates

ablegate (plural ablegates)

  1. (Roman Catholicism) 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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