Definition of pro-legate in English:

pro-legate

noun

  • A person acting as a deputy or substitute for a legate.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. From pro- + legate, after classical Latin prō lēgātō on behalf of a legate.

Pronunciation

pro-legate

/(ˌ)prəʊˈlɛɡət/