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  • n. Plural form of legation.


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  • He has been intimately associated with the diplomatic life of the various legations, which is perhaps the most important knowledge he has acquired in dealing with foreign affairs, as these ministers are the channels through which he must come in contact with foreign governments.

    Court Life In China

  • I further direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same periods at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

    Obama issues proclamation in Kennedy's honor

  • Both sides had legations on the Emerald Isle, and Mr. Quigley said his cover proved effective.

    Martin Quigley, who used film work as cover for World War II espionage, dies

  • So to make matters easier for a future foreign secretary, I have decided to have a first go at cutting British legations – i.e. its embassies, high commissions and consulates.

    Cutting the Foreign Office

  • Foreign legations were confined to the more liberal Hejazi port city of Jeddah.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • The Turkish government prohibited neutral legations personnel from visiting prison camps, although they continued to serve as collection depots for food, clothing, and money distributed to POWs through official Turkish channels.

    Pursuit of an 'Unparalleled Opportunity': The American YMCA and Prisoner of War Diplomacy among the Central Power Nations during World War I

  • Chinese troops opened fire the same day on the foreign quarter in Beijing, laying siege to Western diplomats in their own legations.


  • In Jerusalem, due to its unique character as a mixed city, the center of the Mandatory administration and the seat of consuls and legations, clergy, etc., the need to maintain secrecy was even greater.


  • Various difficult legations were, as we have already said, confided to him, and while fulfilling these he also gave proof of his genuine devotion to the Church by promoting the cause of reform wherever it was possible to do so.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • When he attacked the embassy, both the Russians and the Chinese began burning their files, but the firemen assigned to the legations extinguished the fire and saved most of the incriminating papers.

    The Last Empress


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