Definition of legation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//lɪˈɡeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//lɪˈɡeɪʃn//
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  1. 1a group of diplomats representing their government in a foreign country in an office that is below the rank of an embassy
  2. 2the building where these people work
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting the sending of a papal legate; also the mission itself): from Latin legatio(n-), from legare ‘depute, delegate, bequeath’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: legation