em·​bas·​sage ˈem-bə-sij How to pronounce embassage (audio)
: the message or commission entrusted to an ambassador
archaic : embassy

Word History


variant (with em- after embassador "ambassador" and other derivatives based on Romance forms with em- em- replacing am-) of ambassage, probably alteration (by substitution of the suffix -age) of ambassade "embassy, message entrusted to an envoy" — more at embassy

First Known Use

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of embassage was circa 1530

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“Embassage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embassage. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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