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le·ga·tion

 (lĭ-gā′shən)
n.
1. The act of sending a legate.
2.
a. A diplomatic mission in a foreign country ranking below an embassy.
b. The diplomatic minister and staff of such a mission.
c. The premises occupied by such a mission.

le·ga′tion·ar·y adj.

legation

(lɪˈɡeɪʃən)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a diplomatic mission headed by a minister
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the official residence and office of a diplomatic minister
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the act of sending forth a diplomatic envoy
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the mission or business of a diplomatic envoy
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the rank or office of a legate
[C15: from Latin lēgātiō, from lēgātus legate]
leˈgationary adj

le•ga•tion

(lɪˈgeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a diplomatic minister and staff in a foreign mission.
2. the official headquarters of a diplomatic minister.
3. the office or position of a legate; mission.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin lēgātiō embassy. See legate, -tion]
le•ga′tion•ar′y, adj.

Legation

 
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.legation - the post or office of legatelegation - the post or office of legate  
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
2.legation - a permanent diplomatic mission headed by a minister
diplomatic mission - a mission serving diplomatic ends
legate, official emissary - a member of a legation

legation

legation

noun
A diplomatic office or headquarters in a foreign country:
Translations
مُفَوَّضِيَّه
vyslanectví
gesandtskablegation
követség
sendiráî
pasiuntinybė
diplomātiskā misija
vyslanectvo
elçiliktemsilcilik

legation

[lɪˈgeɪʃən] Nlegación f

legation

[lɪˈgeɪʃən] nlégation f

legation

n (= diplomats)Gesandtschaft f, → Vertretung f; (= building)Gesandtschaftsgebäude nt

legation

[lɪˈgeɪʃn] nlegazione f

legation

(liˈgeiʃən) noun
(the headquarters of) an official group of people acting on behalf of the government of their own country etc in another country.
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I scarcely know how to describe this person, who, to my simple eyes, had the appearance of a colonel of the late Royal Guards, or, at least, of an attache of one of the northern legations.
Coming solely from the Ottomans, it might have signified only Ottoman hatred of Christians, and a vulgar ignorance as to genteel methods of expressing it; but coming from the Christianized, educated, politic British legation, it simply intimated that we were a sort of gentlemen and ladies who would bear watching
After leaving college he became Private Secretary to Lord Binkie, and was then appointed Attache to the Legation at Pumpernickel, which post he filled with perfect honour, and brought home despatches, consisting of Strasburg pie, to the Foreign Minister of the day.
He had been appointed to the secretaryship of the German legation at Washington and in these first days of the autumn was about to take possession of his post.
This time there can be no doubt: it was modesty that caused the secretary of legation, in placing himself, to turn this portion of his seat outward, away from the eyes of his companions--to present it to the balustrade of the deck.
It seemed to him strange that such a nice-looking girl--for her appearance was really charming--should endeavour by arts so flagrant to work upon the quiet dignity of a secretary of legation.
Pursuing his inquiries, Clennam found that the Gowan family were a very distant ramification of the Barnacles; and that the paternal Gowan, originally attached to a legation abroad, had been pensioned off as a Commissioner of nothing particular somewhere or other, and had died at his post with his drawn salary in his hand, nobly defending it to the last extremity.
Shortly after this his older brother, Gansevoort Melville, sailed for England as secretary of legation to Ambassador McLane, and the manuscript was intrusted to Gansevoort for submission to John Murray.
He was the doctor of our Legation and, of course, of the Consulate, too.
Oh, I see; you want to go to court," said Newman, vaguely conjecturing that she might wish him to appeal to the United States legation to smooth her way to the imperial halls.
La presidence a decrete [beaucoup moins que]une journee de deuil national[beaucoup plus grand que] appelant les batiments publics et les legations etrangeres a amener les drapeaux et annonce une journee chomee pour Kaboul lundi [beaucoup moins que]pour s'occuper des blesses[beaucoup plus grand que].
I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.