legation
I index delegation (envoy), deputation (delegation), embassy, mission II index bequest, legacy

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


legation
The persons commissioned by one government to exercise diplomatic functions at the court of another, including the minister, secretaries, attachés, and interpreters, are collectively called the legation of their government. The word also denotes the official residence of a foreign minister.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


legation
The persons commissioned by one government to exercise diplomatic functions at the court of another, including the minister, secretaries, attachés, and interpreters, are collectively called the legation of their government. The word also denotes the official residence of a foreign minister.

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  • legation — Legation. s. f. La Charge, l Office, l Employ du Legat. Le Pape a donné la Legation d Avignon, de Ferrare à un tel Cardinal. durant la Legation d un tel Cardinal. les Legats à latere ne peuvent exercer leur Legation sans en avoir obtenu congé du… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • legation — [li gā′shən] n. [ME legacion < OFr < L legatio] 1. a) the act of sending a legate on a mission b) the mission 2. a diplomatic minister and staff collectively, representing their government in a foreign country and ranking just below an… …   English World dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A legate, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • legation — mid 15c., from O.Fr. legation and directly from L. legationem (nom. legatio) the office of an ambassador, noun of action from pp. stem of legare (see LEGATE (Cf. legate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Legation — (v. lat.), 1) Gesandtschaft von einer unabhängigen Macht an eine andere, s. Gesandter; daher Legationsrath, Legationssecretär, s. ebd.; 2) Provinzialabtheilung des Kirchenstaates; die vier L en sind die Romagna, die Marken, Umbrien u. die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • legation — demandant paix, Legatio pacificatoria …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • legation — ► NOUN 1) a diplomatic minister and staff. 2) the official residence of a diplomat. 3) archaic the sending of a papal legate on a mission …   English terms dictionary

  • légation — (lé ga sion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Mission. •   Il attend maître Gille, et le trouve un peu lent à lui présenter sa créance ; Maître Gille enfin en passant Va saluer Son Excellence ; L autre était préparé sur la légation : Mais …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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