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legation (li-GAY-shuhn) noun

1. The act of sending a legate.

2. A diplomatic mission in a foreign country ranking below an embassy. The diplomatic minister and staff of such a mission. The premises occupied by such a mission.

"He told me that the Yemeni had no knowledge of the external world--at the time the only two external legations they had were the UN Mission and the subbranch of the Yemeni Foreign Office in Cairo ..." An Editor's Odyssey, The World & I, 1 Apr 1994.

This week's theme: words about diplomacy.


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