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Meaning of EMBASSY

Pronunciation:  'embusee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work
  2. [n]  an ambassador and his entourage collectively

EMBASSY is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: commission, delegacy, delegation, deputation, diplomatic building, High Commission, mission



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Em"bas*sy\, n.; pl. {Embassies}. [OF. ambass['e]e,
embasc['e]e, LL. ambasciata, fr. ambasciare for ambactiare to
go on a mission, fr. L. ambactus vassal, dependent, of Celtic
or German origin; cf. W. amaeth husbandman, Goth. andbahts
servant, G. amt office, OHG. ambaht. Cf. {Ambassador}.]
1. The public function of an ambassador; the charge or
   business intrusted to an ambassador or to envoys; a public
   message to; foreign court concerning state affairs; hence,
   any solemn message.

         He sends the angels on embassies with his decrees.
                                               --Jer. Taylor.

2. The person or persons sent as ambassadors or envoys; the
   ambassador and his suite; envoys.

3. The residence or office of an ambassador.

Note: Sometimes, but rarely, spelled ambassy.

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