Embassies

Official headquarters of foreign ministers called ambassadors appointed to transact international business with a foreign government; when such headquarters are for ministers appointed primarily to oversee and protect the home country's economic interests in a host country, see "consulates." For the official residences of foreign ministers in general, see "legations.".

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embassies
embassy
buildings, embassy
chancelleries
chanceries
embassy buildings
ambassades Dutch
ambassade Dutch
ambassadegebouw Dutch
ambassadegebouwen Dutch
embajadas Spanish
embajada Spanish

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Refers to the official headquarters of foreign ministers called ambassadors appointed to transact international business with a foreign government; when such headquarters are for ministers appointed primarily to oversee and protect the home country's economic interests in a host country, see "consulates." For the official residences of foreign ministers in general, see "legations."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300108008. The J. Paul Getty Trust.