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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The flag is also ordered lowered abroad at embassies, legations, consular offices and other facilities, the White House said. Alex Pappas, Fox News, "Trump orders flags at half-staff in honor of Capital Gazette victims," 3 July 2018 Two years later, Almonte was dispatched as a part of the legation to London and was instrumental in negotiating a commercial treaty with England in 1825. Robert Kolarik, San Antonio Express-News, "Now is the time for Texas independence," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of legation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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legation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of legation

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

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