Origin of legation
Examples from the Web for legation
He took her under his wing, designating her the Spanish legation interpreter.
The members of the English legation were among the guests invited.Little Novels|Wilkie Collins
Every gentleman of the legation had a gamekeeper specially assigned to him.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The consequence was, that our legation was compelled to stay at home.
Six months later the buildings occupied by the United States Legation were likewise destroyed by fire.The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era, Vol. II (of 2)|Alexander Michie
"There is an English legation at Stuttgart," persisted Mr. Neal.Armadale|Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for legation
Word Origin for legation
Word Origin and History for legation
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).