legation

noun le·ga·tion \ li-ˈgā-shən \

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

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First Known Use of legation

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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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