Le*ga"tion (?), n. [L. legatio: cf. F. l'egation, It. legazione. See Legate.]
The sending forth or commissioning one person to act for another.
"The Divine 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.
The place of business or official residence of a diplomatic minister at a foreign court or seat of government.
A district under the jurisdiction of a legate.
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