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embassy

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noun em·bas·sy \ˈem-bə-sē\

Simple Definition of embassy

  • : a group of people who work under an ambassador and represent their country in a foreign country

  • : the building where an ambassador lives and works

Full Definition of embassy

plural em·bas·sies

  1. 1 :  a body of diplomatic representatives; specifically :  one headed by an ambassador

  2. 2 a :  the function or position of an ambassador b :  a mission abroad undertaken officially especially by an ambassador

  3. 3 :  embassage 1

  4. 4 :  the official residence and offices of an ambassador

Examples of embassy

  1. Protesters marched outside the American embassy.



Origin of embassy

Middle French ambassee, ultimately of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German ambaht service


First Known Use: 1534



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