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see diplomatic servicediplomatic service,
organized body of agents maintained by governments to communicate with one another. Origins

Until the 15th cent. any formal communication or negotiation among nations was conducted either by means of ambassadors specially appointed for a
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; extraterritorialityextraterritoriality
or exterritoriality,
privilege of immunity from local law enforcement enjoyed by certain aliens. Although physically present upon the territory of a foreign nation, those aliens possessing extraterritoriality are considered by customary
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1. a diplomatic mission headed by a minister
2. the official residence and office of a diplomatic minister
3. the act of sending forth a diplomatic envoy
4. the mission or business of a diplomatic envoy
5. the rank or office of a legate
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Caption: ABOVE: A few of the members of the Canadian Women's Army Corps that worked at the Canadian Legation Annex in Washington.
On December 11, 1894, a young Marine from the American warship Baltimore, who was temporarily attached as a guard to the American legation in Seoul, deserted his post and sold his rifle to a Japanese merchant for $10.
2) The correspondence between McIntosh and McKenzie, the head of New Zealand's legation throughout Costello's Paris posting, from October 1950 until 30 September 1954, is particularly illuminating on Costello.
Hilton Tanger City Center Hotel & Residences features 180 guest rooms and suites and a location in the center of the city, close to corporate offices, restaurants and nearby attractions, including the Tanger Kasbah, the Caves of Hercules, the Kasbah Museum and the American Legation Museum.
During the Flungarian Revolution, reports from the British legation in Budapest were a major source of information for BBC Hungarian broadcasters.
Tubal legation, "tying your tubes", is a method of female sterilisation.
The incident was set off by the publication February 8, 1936, in The New York Mirror, a long since defunct daily, of an article describing the Shah as "formerly employed in the stables of the British Legation in Teheran.
According to Haaretz, "a senior official in Jerusalem reported that diplomat Rami Hatan has been appointed to head the Israeli legation, and will depart for Abu Dhabi in the near future.
Angstadt, China Horse Marine, and the American Legation in Peiping, China from 1934 to 1937.
Il est un fait souligne par la Legation roumaine a Paris a l'occasion de la guerre anglo-boer: les evenements en Afrique du Sud ont cause "des actions reflexes avec des repercussions dans les approches qui peuvent etre realisees entre les Grandes Puissances" (11).
diplomatic property in the world, the American Legation in Tangier, the only building outside of the U.
The opposition members welcomed the comprehensive legation of protection of the people and besides assuring all out support also expressed the hope that all these laws would be made transparent enough to avoid chances of misusing it anywhere.