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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Officials, Government
legationle‧ga‧tion /lɪˈɡeɪʃən/ noun [countable]  1 PGOa group of government officials who work in a foreign country and represent their own government in that country a member of the British legation in Beijing2 PGthe building or office where a legation works
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legationA legation was set up in Berlin in 1837 and another in St Petersburg twenty years later.The roofs of every embassy and legation in London are draped with aerials of every size and shape.the Cuban legationAt one stage the station, not far from the foreign legations, was connected to them by a tram line.In 581 a Frankish legation sent by Chilperic I returned from Constantinople with numerous gifts.
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