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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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an official representative of a combatant who is sent to conduct negotiations with the other side. The practice of sending envoys is very ancient.

The legal status of the envoy was fixed in the Annex to the Hague Convention of 1907 Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land. In performance of the mission the envoy may be accompanied by a trumpeter, cornetist, or drummer and an interpreter or flag bearer. They are all considered inviolable. It is mandatory that the envoy carry a white flag. The enemy command may or may not receive the envoy, but in all cases the personal safety of the envoy and the persons accompanying him must be ensured until they return to their own troops.


a diplomat of the second class, ranking between an ambassador and a minister resident


2, envoi
1. a brief dedicatory or explanatory stanza concluding certain forms of poetry, notably ballades
2. a postscript in other forms of verse or prose


Motorola's integrated personal wireless communicator. Envoy is a personal digital assistant which incorporates two-way wireless and wireline communication. It was announced on 7 March 1994 and released in the third quarter of 1994. It runs Genral Magic's Magic Cap operating system and Telescript(TM) communications language on Motorola's Dragon chip set. This includes the highly integrated Motorola 68349 processor and a special purpose application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) referred to as Astro. This chip set was designed specifically for Magic Cap and Telescript.

A user can write on the Envoy communicator with the accompanying stylus or a finger, to type and select or move objects on its screen. An on-screen keyboard can be used to input information, draw or write personal notations, or send handwritten messages and faxes.

Envoy can send a wireless message to another Envoy, PC or fax; broadcast a message to a group, with each member of that group receiving the message in their preferred format; gather information based on your requirements; schedule a meeting and automatically invite attendees; screen, route and organise messages; send a business card to another Envoy across a conference room table; access real-time scheduling and pricing information for US airline flights, then order tickets via fax or electronic mail; keep track of contacts through an address book; receive daily news summaries and stock information; capture, organize and review business and personal expenses on-the-go; gather, edit and analyze information in spreadsheets and graphs compatible with Lotus 1-2-3 and Excel; shop in an electronic mall.


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During the Gulf countries' 132nd Ministerial Meeting in Jeddah on Saturday, Al-Qunaieer was announced special envoy and representative of GCC Secretary General Abdulatif Al-Zayani in Yemen.
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