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legation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Legation  \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. 
  Warburton 
 
  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 
  government. 
 
  4.  A  district  under  the  jurisdiction  of  a  legate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  legation 
  n  1:  the  post  or  office  of  legate  [syn:  {legateship}] 
  2:  a  permanent  diplomatic  mission  headed  by  a  minister  [syn:  {foreign 
  mission}] 




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