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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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I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
Aliou Sall, the brother of the president, was forced to resign in mid-October 2016, amid widespread anti-corruption demonstrations, following al- legations that he helped Timis Corporation Senegal secure ad- vantageous deals while he was on its board.
The two countries established legations at each other's capitals in 1949, elevating these to embassy status on January 1, 1956.
As the opening date of Expo 2015 nears, Italian legations around the US are engaged in intense promotional activity.
MANILA -- Despite their "political differences," Senator Nancy Binay presided over a hearing on Tuesday on proposed legations initiated by her father's known critic, Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano.
A natural departure point of a discussion of the reception of customary international law is the Supreme Court's decision in Re Foreign Legations (22) In this case, the Court considered the power of Ontario municipal corporations to levy taxes for municipal purposes against buildings housing legations owned by several foreign states in the national capital region.
By the mid-twelfth century the papacy was bringing to effect much of the ideology of the reform movement on the ground in Spain, and the vigorous legations of Cardinal Hyacinth Bobone in the preceding half-century had brought the papacy greater immediate influence in the Iberian Peninsula (3).
The 11 legations and other foreigners who fled to the quarter were to endure almost two months of attacks, casualties and privation until the First Regiment of Sikhs and Seventh Rajputs poured onto the lawn of the British minister one August afternoon.
The Boxer Uprising of 1899-1900 was a milestone of modern Chinese history, a seminal incident of popular antiforeignism that led to the siege of the foreign legations in Beijing and an eight-nation international expedition sent to the rescue.
He also directed that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
embassy, Berlin, with additional duty at the American legations in Madrid, Rome, Stockholm, and Vichy, France.
An interim report on Operation Pallial yesterday found 140 al legations have been made to police since November, relating to 18 care homes between 1963 and 1992.