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)
List of Cardassian legates
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.
|Enlisted ranks||Commissioned ranks||Flag ranks|
|UHLAN||DECURION||ANTE CENTURION (erein)||SUBLT||SUBCMDR (erei'riov)||CMDR (rh'iov)||CMDR GEN (khre'riov)||ADMIRAL|
|CENTURION (arrain)||LEGATE||SR CENTURION (enarrain)||HIGH CENTURION|
|EQUITORIAM||SECONDAM||TRINAM||FIELD PRIMUS||PRIMUS||GRAND PRIMUS|
||CDORE||RADM / 2ADM||VADM / 3ADM||4ADM||FADM / 5ADM
|Starfleet & SFMC||ENS JG
||LT JG||LT||LT CMDR||CDR||CDORE
|1ST LT||CAPT||MAJOR||LT COL||COL||BRIG||GEN|