Embassy

Em"bas*sy

(?), n.;
pl. Embassies (#).
[OF. ambasse, embasce, LL. ambasciata, fr. ambasciare for ambactiare to go on a mission, fr. L. ambactus vassal, dependent, of Celtic or German origin; cf. W. amaeth husbandman, Goth. andbahts servant, G. amt office, OHG. ambaht. Cf. Ambassador.] 1. The public function of an ambassador; the charge or business intrusted to an ambassador or to envoys; a public message to; foreign court concerning state affairs; hence, any solemn message.
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He sends the angels on embassies with his decrees.
Jer. Taylor.
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2. The person or persons sent as ambassadors or envoys; the ambassador and his suite; envoys.
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3. The residence or office of an ambassador.
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Sometimes, but rarely, spelled ambassy.
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