am·​bas·​sade | \ ¦ambə¦sād, -äd \
variants: or less commonly embassade \ ¦em-​ \
plural -s

Definition of ambassade

: the mission of an ambassador or those sent on a mission

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First Known Use of ambassade

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambassade

Middle English ambassade, ambassiat, from Middle French ambassade, ambassiate, from Old Italian ambasciata

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“Ambassade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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