Legations

Generally used for official residences of foreign ministers. When such residences include offices for ministers appointed primarily to oversee and protect the home country's economic interests in a host country, use "consulates," but use "embassies" when the offices and residences are for ministers called ambassadors appointed to implement items of international foreign policy in a host country.

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legations
legation
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gezantschapsgebouwen Dutch
gezantschapsgebouw Dutch
legatiegebouwen Dutch
legación Spanish

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The official residences of foreign ministers. When such residences include offices for ministers appointed primarily to oversee and protect the home country's economic interests in a host country, use "consulates," but use "embassies" when the offices and residences are for ministers called ambassadors appointed to implement items of international foreign policy in a host country.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300108017. The J. Paul Getty Trust.