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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 : The UK has sent a legation to discuss trade and tariffs. the office in which these officials work
Translations of “legation”
in Spanish legación, consulado…
in French légation…
in German die Gesandtschaft…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公使, 公使代表團, 公使館…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公使, 公使代表团, 公使馆…
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