embassy


em·bas·sy

noun \ˈem-bə-sē\

: 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

plural em·bas·sies

Full Definition of EMBASSY

1
:  a body of diplomatic representatives; specifically :  one headed by an ambassador
2
a :  the function or position of an ambassador
b :  a mission abroad undertaken officially especially by an ambassador
3
:  embassage 1
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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