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English definition of “legation”

legation

noun [C] uk   /lɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ specialized us  
a group of officials who represent their government in a foreign country but who have less importance than an embassy: Britain has sent a legation to discuss trade and tariffs.Diplomacy and mediation the office in which these officials workGovernment departments and organizations
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