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Embassy

1. A group of diplomats charged with representing the interests of a country to a foreign government. For example, the embassy of the United States in London represents the U.S. in the United Kingdom. The head of an embassy is usually called an ambassador.

2. More commonly, the building in which an embassy keeps its office. This office is extraterritorial, which means it is the sovereign territory of the embassy's government, not of the host country.
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As a political liberal, as well as a design liberal, he is proud of Western democracy and speaks with disappointment of American policy decisions to place all new embassies on out of town sites, and of the mixed messages given by barricaded embassies that--like military sites--are designed to defend and to scare.
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