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Meaning of LEGATION

Pronunciation:  li'geyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the post or office of legate
  2. [n]  a permanent diplomatic mission headed by a minister

LEGATION is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: foreign mission, legateship
 See Also: berth, diplomatic mission, legate, office, official emissary, place, position, post, situation, spot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Le*ga"tion\ (l[-e]*g[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [L. legatio: cf.
F. l['e]gation, It. legazione. See {Legate}.]
1. The sending forth or commissioning one person to act for
   another. ``The Divine legation of Moses.'' --Bp.

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

4. A district under the jurisdiction of a legate.

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