11 November 2004

Word for the Day

legate · 'le-g&t · noun

: an emissary, usually of official status
- legateship · -ship · noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French legat, from Latin legatus deputy, emissary, from past participle of legare to depute, send as emissary, bequeath, from leg-, lex, compare law

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