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The persons commissioned by one government to exercise diplomatic functions at the court of another, including the minister, secretaries, attachés, and interpreters, are collectively called the legation of their government. The word also denotes the official residence of a foreign minister.

See: delegation, deputation, embassy, mission

LEGATION. An embassy; a mission.
     2. All persons attached to a foreign legation, lawfully acknowledged by the government of this country, whether they are ambassadors, envoys, ministers, or attaches, are protected by the act of April 30, 1790, 1 Story's L. U. S. 83, from violence, arrest or molestation. 1 Dall. 117; 1 W. C. C. R. 232; 11 Wheat. 467; 2 W. C. C. Rep. 435; 4 W. C. C. R. 531; 1 Miles, 366; 1 N & M. 217; 1 Bald. 240; Wheat. Int. Law, 167. Vide Ambassador; Envoy; Minister.

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The opposition members welcomed the comprehensive legation of protection of the people and besides assuring all out support also expressed the hope that all these laws would be made transparent enough to avoid chances of misusing it anywhere.
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The Fabric Workshop and Museum will collaborate with the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies on a project documenting oral histories from female embroidery artists and quilt-makers in Morocco and the United States.
The architecture of embassies and legation buildings says much about the character and power of the nations that have erected, or acquired them, as well as about the historical circumstances that gave rise to the need for a diplomatic presence.
beaucoup moins que]Le jeudi 11 janvier 1944, les nationalistes du parti de l'Istiqlal ont remis le Manifeste au Sultan Mohammed V, et d'autres nationalistes ont remis une copie du document a la legation francaise[beaucoup plus grand que], rapporte Haj Mestassi.
This approach was criticized, an author calling it "astonishingly equivocal" and a missed "opportunity to reaffirm [the Court's] incorporation decisions in Re Foreign Legation, Re Armed Forces, and Fraser-Brace".
At Aursund they considered him missing but he later turned up in Sweden where he had reported for service at the Norwegian legation in Stockholm.
Legation to provide support for himself and his work.
Another letter addressed to Sulu Datu Punjungan Kiram from the British Legation in Manila dated October 18, 1950 confirms the legation's preparedness to pay the sultanate the sum of 1,301.