An ambassador, a diplomat who represents her own country in a foreign country, lives and works in an embassy.

Travelers sometimes visit their home country's embassy for help with their travel documents or other issues. If you've ever visited Washington, DC, you may have seen the French embassy or the Indian embassy. These buildings often resemble homes, which makes sense because ambassadors usually live in them. The word embassy first meant "job or position of the ambassador," and comes from the Old French ambasse, with its Latin root of ambactus, or "servant."

Definitions of embassy

n a building where diplomats live or work

Type of:
diplomatic building
government building in which diplomats live or work

n an ambassador and his entourage collectively

High Commission
an embassy of one British Commonwealth country to another
Type of:
commission, delegacy, delegation, deputation, mission
a group of representatives or delegates

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