from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A permanent diplomatic legation established in a foreign country.
- n. A religious group especially of Christians sent to a foreign country for missionary service.
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- n. an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
- n. a permanent diplomatic mission headed by a minister
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