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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EMBASSY

The embassy occupies but one of them, where it heaps up its dusty archives.

Every thing is arranged for my embassy, and the day is fixed for our leaving England.

You see the expediency, the necessity of my accepting this embassy.

He received an appointment on the staff of the London embassy.

He led me to his Majesty at once, and there and then my embassy was announced.

It is not, then, a diplomatic representation; it is not an embassy.

I had trouble at the Embassy, and came back to appeal to the Prime Minister.

Why, that must be the secretary who was suspected of forgery at the Embassy in London, and got dismissed.

An embassy of the Lacedaemonians was also about to make the journey.

In the next place they despatched such an embassy on their own account.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "position of an ambassador," from Middle French embassee "mission, charge, office of ambassador," Old French ambassee, from Italian ambasciata, from Old Provençal ambaisada "office of ambassador," from Gaulish *ambactos "dependant, vassal," literally "one going around," from PIE *amb(i)-ag-to, from *ambi- (see ambi-) + *ambi- "around" (see ambi-) + *ag- "to drive, move" (see act (n.)).

Meaning "official residence and retinue of an ambassador" is from 1764. In earlier use were embassade (late 15c.), ambassade (early 15c.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EMBASSY

administration

nounhuman or group who manages effort of an organization
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