Legate is a rank title given to either a politician's deputy who has command of a military or service organization, or used for a high-level diplomatic functionary. The term is an Anglicized version of a Roman term from the Latin language referring to one who had control of a legion of troops.
In the Cardassian Guard agency of the Cardassian Central Command, legate is a 24th century Cardassian officer rank title which is approximately equivalent to an admiral of comparable military or naval service organizations, such as Starfleet. (DS9 episode: "Second Skin"; TLE - Terok Nor novel: Day of the Vipers)
In the 24th century Romulan Star Empire's forces, legate is a Romulan officer rank title which is approximately equivalent to a ship's captain of comparable military or naval service organizations, such as Starfleet.
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The term Legate could refer to:
Legate was a title given to both military and political leaders.
Legate was a rank given to members of the Central Command and high-ranking flag officers in the Cardassian military. This rank was roughly equivalent to a Starfleet Admiral. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
The So'ja also used the title of Legate, but in their government structure, the position was an elected one similar to a prime minister; the full title officially being First Legate to the Senate and So'jan People. In 2381, the position was held by Hasz'fos. (Star Trek: Pioneer (STP): "Fall of the Apollo")
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A Legate was an assistant legislator in the New Republic and Galactic Alliance Senates. Legates weren't allowed to vote in the Assembly, but they were allowed to voice their concerns in session. Like Associate Planetary Representatives, they represented affiliate groups.
Legates were generals in the Roman army, equivalent to a modern general officer. These officers were drawn from the Senatorial class.