Ambassador
Ambassador Am*bas"sa*dor, Embassador Em*bas"sa*dor, n. [See {Embassador}.] 1. A minister of the highest rank sent to a foreign court to represent there his sovereign or country. [1913 Webster]

Note: Ambassadors are either ordinary [or resident] or extraordinary, that is, sent upon some special or unusual occasion or errand. --Abbott. [1913 Webster]

2. An official messenger and representative. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(of the highest rank), , , ,


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