a diplomatic minister and staff in a foreign mission.
the official headquarters of a diplomatic minister.
- le·ga·tion·ar·y [li-gey-shuh-ner-ee], /lɪˈgeɪ ʃəˌnɛr i/, adjective
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How to use legation in a sentence
He took her under his wing, designating her the Spanish legation interpreter.
I went to a dinner at an American legation once and two of your countrywomen came with their hats on.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Melfort was particularly active in laying traps for the young noblemen and gentlemen of the legation.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
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
On the solution of this inquiry into the divine legation of Moses hang momentous issues.Beacon Lights of History, Volume II | John Lord
I was to live at the legation, there being no Ambassadorial women folks to make the staff de trop.The Colonel of the Red Huzzars | John Reed Scott
British Dictionary definitions for legation
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
- legationary, adjective
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