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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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a body of diplomatic representatives headed by an ambassador or other diplomatic representative of the first rank. In international relations, extraordinary embassies are sent from one country to another to participate in ceremonies, funerals of heads of state, and other major events. In contemporary international practice, extraordinary embassies are usually called special government delegations.


1. the residence or place of official business of an ambassador
2. an ambassador and his entourage collectively
3. the position, business, or mission of an ambassador
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