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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embassy  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embassy 
  n  :  a  building  where  ambassadors  live  or  work 




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