legation

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noun le·ga·tion \li-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of legation

  1. 1 :  the sending forth of a legate

  2. 2 :  a body of deputies sent on a mission; specifically :  a diplomatic mission in a foreign country headed by a minister

  3. 3 :  the official residence and office of a diplomatic minister in a foreign country

First Known Use of legation

15th century


LEGATION Defined for English Language Learners

legation

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Definition of legation for English Language Learners

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



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