Le*ga"tion (?), n. [L. legatio: cf. F. l'egation, It. legazione. See Legate.]

1.

The sending forth or commissioning one person to act for another.

"The Divine legation of Moses."

Bp. Warburton.

2.

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.

3.

The place of business or official residence of a diplomatic minister at a foreign court or seat of government.

4.

A district under the jurisdiction of a legate.

 

© Webster 1913.

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