• Device used by John Legate
    Device used by John Legate
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n legation the post or office of legate
    • n legation a permanent diplomatic mission headed by a minister
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Legation A district under the jurisdiction of a legate.
    • Legation A legate, or envoy, and the persons associated with him in his mission; an embassy; or, in stricter usage, a diplomatic minister and his suite; a deputation.
    • Legation The place of business or official residence of a diplomatic minister at a foreign court or seat of government.
    • Legation The sending forth or commissioning one person to act for another. "The Divine legation of Moses."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n legation A sending forth; a commissioning of one or more persons to act at a distance for another or for others; the office or functions of a legate or envoy.
    • n legation The person or persons sent to represent a government at a foreign court; an embassy; a diplomatic minister and his suite: as, the legation of the United States at Paris.
    • n legation The place of business or the official abode of an embassy.
    • n legation Formerly, the designation of any one of those six Papal States that were governed by cardinal legates.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Legation the person or persons sent as legates or ambassadors: the official abode of a legation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. legatio,: cf. F. légation, It. legazione,. See Legate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. légat, It. legato—L. legatuslegāre, to send with a commission.


In literature:

When a Papal legate showed his face, they made the town too hot to hold him.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
When a Papal legate showed his face, they made the town too hot to hold him.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
On the way back from the Legation this evening, I saw von Below, the German Minister, driving home from the Foreign Office to his Legation.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
I knew Mr. Windsor in Paris, when I was on the Legation there.
"The King's Men" by Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
That there might be no mistake he made this official by sending it to all the embassies and legations.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
There occurred a riot involving both French and German Legations.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
I passed the afternoon greedily devouring the news at the American Legation.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
Thus Livingstone became almost as much the guide and referee of the Zambesi expedition as ever a Cardinal Legate was of a crusade.
"Pioneers and Founders or, Recent Workers in the Mission field" by Charlotte Mary Yonge
The peril of the legations was extreme.
"Captain Jinks, Hero" by Ernest Crosby
The papal legate was present at the council, and the Archbishop of Canterbury seated himself at his right hand.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock

In poetry:

Legate, I had the news last night —my cohort ordered home
By ships to Portus Itius and thence by road to Rome.
I've marched the companies aboard, the arms are stowed below:
Now let another take my sword. Command me not to go!
"The Roman Centurion's Song" by Rudyard Kipling
Legate, I come to you in tears—My cohort ordered home!
I've served in Britain forty years. What should I do in Rome?
Here is my heart, my soul, my mind—the only life I know.
I cannot leave it all behind. Command me not to go!
"The Roman Centurion's Song" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

College choice of CPA girls basketball star Faith LeGate a surprise to some.
From left, Galen Rupp, Dejen Gebremeskel, Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa and Bernard Legat compete in the men's 5000 meters heats.
Galco's new KingTuk tuckable inside waist band concealment holster offers comfort, speed and versatility FMG Publication's Shari LeGate gives viewers a glimpse at this innovative holster .
In June, CPA post player, Lauren Thompson, LeGate 's good friend and teammate, committed to Belmont, which means the two potentially could match up against one another after they conclude their run as teammates this winter.
"I don't know what will happen," LeGate said.
CPA's LeGate relishes opportunity to reflect on, add to state tournament experience.
Mayer Hawthorne, Dengue Fever, First Aid Kit @ French Legation Museum-3-19-10.
Another eclectic collection of talent camped out at the French Legation Museum on Friday afternoon, providing something for everyone.
Local anglers Maili Smithson and Bodie Legat with three8 to 12 pound steelhead they caught Friday afternoon on the Chetco side drifting puffballs and roe.
A look at Rock Island Armory's 1911-Tactical 2011 Pistol FMG Publications' Shari LeGate offers a glimpse of the new model complete with accessory rail for bayonet attachment.
Legat & Kingscott relocates architecture/ interior design office.
Legat & Kingscott has relocated its Columbus office to 255 East Livingston Avenue.
FMG's Shari LeGate takes a look at the new models.
Ithaca Shotguns Back Better Than Ever The famed Ithaca shotgun line is back under new ownership and better than ever FMG's Shari LeGate takes a look at the new models.
Johns Hopkins researchers Samer Hattar and Tara LeGates check the progress on an experiment involving mice and levels of light.