Meaning of ATE in English


Function: noun suffix

Etymology: Middle English -at, from Anglo-French, from Latin -atus, from -a-, stem vowel of 1st conjunction + -tus, suffix of verbal nouns

1 : office : function : rank : group of persons holding a (specified) office or rank or having a (specified) function <vicar ate >

2 : state : dominion : jurisdiction <emir ate > <khan ate >

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.