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see diplomatic servicediplomatic service,
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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Paul Sackey in |his Wasps heyday and, inset, out in the community in his new role as a club ambasador.