Legation definition

lĭ-gāshən
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The act of sending a legate.
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A diplomatic mission in a foreign country ranking below an embassy.
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The diplomatic minister and staff of such a mission.
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The premises occupied by such a mission.
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The act of sending a legate on a mission.
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The mission.
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A diplomatic minister and staff collectively, representing their government in a foreign country and ranking just below an embassy.
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The residence or offices of such a legation.
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The position or authority of such a legation.
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The post or office of a legate; a legateship.
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A diplomatic mission.
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The official residence of a diplomat.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
legation
Plural:
legations

Origin of legation

  • From Latin lēgātiō.

    From Wiktionary