noun, plural em·bas·sies.
Origin of embassy
Examples from the Web for embassy
On May 9, which Moscow commemorates as World War II “Victory Day,” Klaus paid a highly visible visit to the Russian Embassy.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Greek embassy confirmed the death, which has barely registered by the international press.
The U.S. will reopen an embassy in Havana, meaning an ambassador will be appointed.
I asked him to describe the U.S. mission that will likely revert back to the embassy it was more than a half century ago.
I eventually left the West Bank for Jordan with a visa I obtained from the French embassy.
Fox was named first in the commission; but it was agreed that Gardiner should be the real head of the embassy.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V|J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
We want to get into the third floor of the Embassy, and we want to get out alive—and without shooting.The Five Arrows|Allan Chase
He showed great political ability in the way he conducted his embassy, and through his personal charms made many friends.A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture|Clara Erskine Clement
As soon as the citizens heard of this design they sent an embassy to the Crusaders to deprecate it.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume I|Henry Charles Lea
A little later in the evening Elaine found herself standing out a dance with a grave young gentleman from the Russian Embassy.
British Dictionary definitions for embassy
noun plural -sies
Word Origin for embassy
Word Origin and History for embassy
1570s, "position of an ambassador," from Middle French embassee "mission, charge, office of ambassador," Old French ambassee, from Italian ambasciata, from Old Provençal ambaisada "office of ambassador," from Gaulish *ambactos "dependant, vassal," literally "one going around," from PIE *amb(i)-ag-to, from *ambi- (see ambi-) + *ambi- "around" (see ambi-) + *ag- "to drive, move" (see act (n.)).
Meaning "official residence and retinue of an ambassador" is from 1764. In earlier use were embassade (late 15c.), ambassade (early 15c.).