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ambassador:

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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ambassador

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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"These Ambassadors came to Amaurote whiles I was there.
There were six ambassadors, with a train of about five hundred persons, and their entry was very magnificent, suitable to the grandeur of their master, and the importance of their business.
The powers to make treaties and to send and receive ambassadors, speak their own propriety.
Except some cavils about the power of convening either house of the legislature, and that of receiving ambassadors, no objection has been made to this class of authorities; nor could they possibly admit of any.
Conference after conference was held with the two ambassadors. Comcomly was extravagant in his terms; rating the charms of his daughter at the highest price, and indeed she is represented as having one of the flattest and most aristocratical heads in the tribe.
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
"She's exceptionally good as an actress; one can see she's studied Kaulbach," said a diplomatic attache in the group round the ambassador's wife.
In silence they left the hotel and drove to the Embassy, in silence the young man ushered his charge into the large, pleasant apartment on the ground floor of the Embassy, where the ambassador was giving instructions to two of his secretaries.
"I have known you," the Ambassador said quietly, "since you were a baby.
Later we received a formal call from the American Ambassador, and were invited to attend a reception at his residence.
I do remember the Ambassador's, and I do remember driving down the Bois in your victoria, and holding - I believe I am right
"It is remarkable that the king of England should choose a Frenchman for his ambassador; it is an excellent augury.

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