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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