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AMBASSADE [2 records]

Record 1 2005-08-11

English

Subject field(s)
  • Diplomacy
DEF

A mission headed by an ambassador.

OBS

Nowadays, ... the only difference between an embassy and a legation is that the former is headed by an ambassador and the latter by a minister ...

French

Domaine(s)
  • Diplomatie
DEF

Mission, fonction d'un ambassadeur.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Diplomacia
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Record 2 2005-08-11

English

Subject field(s)
  • Diplomacy
DEF

The residence of an ambassador.

OBS

In recent years, ... [the term embassy was] inaccurately used to denote the building which contains the offices of the ambassador and other key members of his staff. The proper term for the latter ... is the "chancery". Technically, the embassy is where the ambassador lives, not where he works, although in earlier times when diplomatic missions were smaller, this was usually the same building ... Confusion is nowadays avoided through the practice of using the two terms "embassy residence" and "embassy office".

French

Domaine(s)
  • Diplomatie
DEF

Hôtel dans lequel l'ambassadeur réside ou exerce ses fonctions.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Diplomacia
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