legation

[ li-gey-shuhn ]
/ lɪˈgeɪ ʃən /

noun

a diplomatic minister and staff in a foreign mission.
the official headquarters of a diplomatic minister.
the office or position of a legate; mission.

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Origin of legation

1425–75; late Middle English legacion<Latin lēgātiōn- (stem of lēgātiō) embassy. See legate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM legation

le·ga·tion·ar·y [li-gey-shuh-ner-ee], /lɪˈgeɪ ʃəˌnɛr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for legation

legation
/ (lɪˈɡeɪʃən) /

noun

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

Derived forms of legation

legationary, adjective

Word Origin for legation

C15: from Latin lēgātiō, from lēgātus legate
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