Definition of ambassade in English:


Pronunciation /ˈambəseɪd/


(also ambassiate)
historical, rare
  • The business or function of an ambassador; a political or diplomatic mission or negotiation. Formerly frequently in "†in (also of) ambassade": in the role of ambassador; on a diplomatic mission (obsolete).


Late Middle English. Partly (i) from Anglo-Norman ambassiate and Middle French ambassade, ambaxade, (north-eastern; rare) ambassiade (French ambassade) diplomatic or political mission, group sent on a diplomatic or political mission, ambassador, envoy from Italian ambasciata official message, diplomatic mission from Old Occitan ambayssada diplomatic mission from an unattested form *ambaissa (from post-classical Latin ambascia, ambassia see below) + Old Occitan -ada;.