Meaning of “legation” in the English Dictionary

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"legation" in British English

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legationnoun [ C ]

uk /lɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us /lɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ specialized

a group of officials who represent their government in a foreign country but who have less importance than an embassy:

The UK has sent a legation to discuss trade and tariffs.

the office in which these officials work

(Definition of “legation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)