Definition of ablegate in English:

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noun

Roman Catholic Church
  • An envoy of the Holy See who brings the insignia of office to a newly appointed cardinal.

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.

Pronunciation:

ablegate

/ˈablɪɡət//ˈablɪɡeɪt/