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embassy

  

      n   pl   , -sies  
1    the residence or place of official business of an ambassador  
2    an ambassador and his entourage collectively  
3    the position, business, or mission of an ambassador  
4    any important or official mission, duty, etc., esp. one undertaken by an agent  
     (C16: from Old French ambassee, from Old Italian ambasciata, from Old Provençal ambaisada, ultimately of Germanic origin; see ambassador)  
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