One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The business or message of an envoy.count noun ‘he listened to this late embassage’mass noun ‘envoys of uncertain embassage’
- 1.1 A body of people sent as a deputation to or on behalf of a head of state.
- 1.2archaic term for embassy
Late 15th century (denoting the action of sending an envoy): from Old French ambasse ‘message or embassy’ + -age.
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