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Definitions of envoy

  1. someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. An explanatory or commendatory postscript to a poem, essay, or book; - also in the French from, l'envoi. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A government agent, second in rank to an ambassador; one sent on a special mission, usually abroad. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A messenger, esp. one sent to transact business with a foreign government: a diplomatic minister of the second order. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. ENVOYSHIP. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Public messenger to a foreign court. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A diplomatic agent below an ambassador; a messenger. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A diplomatic agent, next in rank to an ambassador, deputed by a prince or government to negotiate a treaty, or transact other business, with a foreign prince or government; a messenger; a postscript to a composition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A public minister at a court, in dignity below an ambassador; a messenger sent by a state or government to negotiate a treaty with a foreign government; one sent on a special mission. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for envoy

  1. Say to the prefect that in three hours' time the British envoy will come to his camp with the king's answer to his summons." – Historic Girls by E. S. Brooks
  2. This answer evidently confounded the Envoy – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
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