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The British embassy contributed to the inauguration festivities by hosting a reception. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Foreign embassies are key sources of business for Washington's luxury hotels. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One of the first things he did was to contact the British embassy in Moscow to say he was available for questioning. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It also claimed that a number of embassy staff and ambassadors of various countries had crossed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We know he was a hardworking embassy official. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Well may he wonder if he has entered the embassy of a foreign power. Christianity Today (2000)They were too terrified to speak openly when embassy officials visited them. The Sun (2011)An astonished embassy official gave them tea. Times, Sunday Times (2012)None can be salvaged by an attack on a foreign embassy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Often overlooked is the role of the local embassy officials who help to arrange the details of the tour. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The embassy building was closely guarded. Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life (1994)Egypt has also suspended its embassy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the houses are largely leased to embassies, ambassadorial residences and a sprinkling of billionaires. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The British embassy took care of sending them home. Times, Sunday Times (2013)France condemned the violence, which also damaged its embassy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I have tried ringing the embassy but no one answers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The reopening of the embassy building comes four years after a mob ransacked it in a protest over Western sanctions. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Works of art worth hundreds of thousands of pounds are missing from British embassies and other official buildings around the world. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It called on American embassies worldwide to report on critical infrastructure and key resources essential to the minimal operations of the economy and government. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A new report reckons that only one in 40 of our ambassadors and embassy staff speak da lingo. The Sun (2012)The permanent embassy building with which we are so familiar had no counterpart in sixteenth-century London. Jonathan Wright Ambassadors: From Ancient Greece to the Nation State (2006)His pieces furnished offices, shops and many British embassy buildings. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Tourism bosses met British embassy officials yesterday to discuss how to clean up the resort's image. The Sun (2014)Its members move endlessly round the globe from one UK embassy to another, looking for gaps in security and suggesting improvements. Geraghty, Tony The Bullet Catchers (1989)

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British English: embassy /ˈɛmbəsɪ/ NOUN
An embassy is a group of officials, headed by an ambassador, who represent their government in a foreign country.
...the American embassy.
  • American English: embassy
  • Arabic: سِفَارَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: embaixada
  • Chinese: 大使馆
  • Croatian: veleposlanstvo
  • Czech: velvyslanectví
  • Danish: ambassade
  • Dutch: ambassade
  • European Spanish: embajada
  • Finnish: suurlähetystö
  • French: ambassade
  • German: Botschaft Regierung
  • Greek: πρεσβεία
  • Italian: ambasciata
  • Japanese: 大使館
  • Korean: 대사관
  • Norwegian: ambassade
  • Polish: ambasada
  • European Portuguese: embaixada
  • Romanian: ambasadă
  • Russian: посольство
  • Latin American Spanish: embajada
  • Swedish: ambassad
  • Thai: สถานทูต
  • Turkish: elçilik
  • Ukrainian: посольство
  • Vietnamese: đại sứ quán

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