[li-gey-shuh n] /lɪˈgeɪ ʃən/

a diplomatic minister and staff in a foreign mission.
the official headquarters of a diplomatic minister.
the office or position of a ; mission.
a diplomatic mission headed by a minister
the official residence and office of a diplomatic minister
the act of sending forth a diplomatic envoy
the mission or business of a diplomatic envoy
the rank or office of a legate

mid-15c., from Old French legation and directly from Latin legationem (nominative legatio) “the office of an ambassador,” noun of action from past participle stem of legare (see legate).


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