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Legation

- Noun

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.

- Noun

The place of business or official residence of a diplomatic minister at a foreign court or seat of government.

- Noun

The sending forth or commissioning one person to act for another.

- Noun

A district under the jurisdiction of a legate.


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