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1The business or message of an envoy:[count noun] ‘he listened to this late embassage’[mass noun] ‘envoys of uncertain embassage’
- 1.1 A deputation sent to or on behalf of a head of state.
Late 15th century (denoting the action of sending an envoy): from Old French ambasse message or embassy + -age.
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