Definition of Legation

1. Noun. The post or office of legate.

Exact synonyms: Legateship
Generic synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot
Derivative terms: Legate



2. Noun. A permanent diplomatic mission headed by a minister.
Exact synonyms: Foreign Mission
Generic synonyms: Diplomatic Mission
Member holonyms: Legate, Official Emissary

Definition of Legation

1. n. The sending forth or commissioning one person to act for another.

Definition of Legation

1. Noun. The post or office of a legate; a legateship. ¹

2. Noun. A diplomatic mission. ¹

3. Noun. The official residence of a diplomat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Legation

1. the sending of an official envoy [n -S]

Medical Definition of Legation

1. 1. The sending forth or commissioning one person to act for another. "The Divine legation of Moses." 2. A legate, or envoy, and the persons associated with him in his mission; an embassy; or, in stricter usage, a diplomatic minister and his suite; a deputation. 3. The place of business or official residence of a diplomatic minister at a foreign court or seat of government. 4. A district under the jurisdiction of a legate. Origin: L. Legatio: cf. F. Legation, It. Legazione. See Legate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Legation

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legating
legation (current term)
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legend
legend in one's own lunchtime
legendaire

Literary usage of Legation

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1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"And it must be emphasised that it is not within the envoy's power to waive these privileges belonging to members of a legation,1 although the home State ..."

2. History of the World War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1919)
"It was some time before news of Miss Cavell's arrest was received by the American legation, which was entrusted at that time with the protection of British ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1864)
"Joseph Hume Burnley, esq., now Secretary to HM's legation at Berne, ... William Gordon Cornwallis Eliot, Secretary to HM's late legation at Rio Janeiro, ..."

4. Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Biographical by John Nichols, Samuel Bentley (1813)
"Webb's " Letter occasioned by some passages in the Divine legation," ii 2i)0. *' Remarks on several Occasional Reflections, in answer to Middleton, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The legal adviser to the American legation, M. de Leval, then endeavored to ... The officials of the American legation made the most strenuous efforts to ..."

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