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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEGATION

They had started as soon as Nelly's letter reached the Legation.

He was the doctor of our Legation and, of course, of the Consulate, too.

The Legation trembles at it—the Commessario says it is 'Peri-colosissimo!'

Yes, he is attached to the Legation, and sometimes here, sometimes at Naples.

"I have nothing that is not addressed to a legation," said the other, trying to pass on.

I arrived at his Legation on the morning he was starting on leave.

"At the Russian legation," said the Prince, haughtily, and turned away.

Mrs. Steuben for a moment fixed her liquid eyes on the secretary of legation.

For the Legation not an additional clerk was offered or asked.

In the Legation, as private secretary, he was liable to do Secretary's work.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Old French legation and directly from Latin legationem (nominative legatio) "the office of an ambassador," noun of action from past participle stem of legare (see legate).

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.