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organized body of agents maintained by governments to communicate with one another. Origins

Until the 15th cent. any formal communication or negotiation among nations was conducted either by means of ambassadors specially appointed for a
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1. short for ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary; a diplomatic minister of the highest rank, accredited as permanent representative to another country or sovereign
2. ambassador extraordinary a diplomatic minister of the highest rank sent on a special mission
3. ambassador plenipotentiary a diplomatic minister of the first rank with treaty-signing powers
4. ambassador-at-large US an ambassador with special duties who may be sent to more than one government
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She said: "The concerts are just something I like to do and I am honoured to have been invited to be a patron and cultural ambassador for the National Autistic Society.
Liverpool MP Maria Eagle said: "It's like appointing Paul McCartney cultural ambassador for Manchester.
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As well as campaigning for a law change, Mike will continue his work as a cultural ambassador for Wirral.
The poet will be a cultural ambassador for the nation promoting the image of Wales throughout Britain and beyond.
The Voluntary Cultural Ambassador scheme is another way that people of all ages and experiences can become further involved in the many exciting cultural events planned for Newcastle Gateshead in the lead-up to 2008 and beyond.
Congressional Resolution Proclaims Ailey a 'vital American Cultural Ambassador to the World'
It was a speech this poet, writer, photographer, tireless charity worker, cultural ambassador for Wirral and, above all else, staunch family man had been waiting 18 months to read out.
A ceremony to mark the new investment yesterday was attended by Wirral cultural ambassador Mike McCartney, the former pop star.
A spokesman for Wirral council, which Mike McCartney signed up to promote as a cultural ambassador in 2004, said: "We are pleased for both Mike and his family that this matter has now been concluded and look forward to him continuing in his valuable role as Wirral's cultural ambassador.
More than 100 guests attended a champagne reception at Birkenhead Town Hall for the official inauguration of Mike McCartney as the Cultural Ambassador for Wirral.
Mike McCartney, cultural ambassador for Wirral and younger brother of the former Beatle, allegedly carried out the assault at a family member's 60th birthday party last year.