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legation

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Noun
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le=ga=tion

CIDE DICTIONARY

legationn. [L. legatio: cf. F. légation, It. legazione. See Legate.].
  •  The sending forth or commissioning one person to act for another.  Bp. Warburton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The place of business or official residence of a diplomatic minister at a foreign court or seat of government.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A district under the jurisdiction of a legate.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

legation, n.
1 a body of deputies.
2 a the office and staff of a diplomatic minister (esp. when not having ambassadorial rank). b the official residence of a diplomatic minister.
3 a legateship.
4 the sending of a legate or deputy.

Etymology
ME f. OF legation or L legatio (as LEGATE(1))

THESAURUS

legation

agency, agentship, assignment, authority, authorization, booking office, box office, branch, branch office, brevet, cabinet, care, chambers, chancellery, chancery, charge, closet, commission, commissioning, commitment, consignment, consular service, consulate, corporate headquarters, corps diplomatique, cure, delegated authority, delegation, den, deputation, devolution, devolvement, diplomatic mission, diplomatic service, diplomatic staff, embassy, empowerment, entrusting, entrustment, errand, executive office, executorship, exequatur, factorship, foreign office, foreign service, full power, headquarters, home office, jurisdiction, license, lieutenancy, main office, mandate, mission, office, plenipotentiary power, power of attorney, power to act, procuration, proxy, purview, regency, regentship, responsibility, shop, study, task, ticket office, trust, trusteeship, vicarious authority, warrant

ROGET THESAURUS

legation

Commission

N commission, delegation, consignment, assignment, procuration, deputation, legation, mission, embassy, agency, agentship, power of attorney, clerkship, surrogacy, errand, charge, brevet, diploma, exequatur, permit, appointment, nomination, designation, return, charter, ordination, installation, inauguration, investiture, swearing-in, accession, coronation, enthronement, vicegerency, regency, regentship, viceroy, consignee, deputy, agent, delegate, consignee, commissioned, per procurationem.


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