Noun Ablegate Definition and Examples


Noun:

Ablegate

Pronunciation:

/ˈablɪɡeɪt//ˈablɪɡət/

Definition:
1.

noun

An envoy of the Holy See who brings the insignia of office to a newly appointed cardinal.
    ((n.) 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.)


    Origin:
    Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. Either from French ablégat, or from classical Latin ablegātus, past participle of ablegāre. Compare Italian ablegato.

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