legation


le·ga·tion

noun \li-ˈgā-shən\

: a group of government officials sent to work in a foreign country; also : the building where such a group works

Full Definition of LEGATION

1
:  the sending forth of a legate
2
:  a body of deputies sent on a mission; specifically :  a diplomatic mission in a foreign country headed by a minister
3
:  the official residence and office of a diplomatic minister in a foreign country

First Known Use of LEGATION

14th century

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