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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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One final quote from Sergio Zyman: "Loyal customers become missionaries for your product and are one of your most important (not to mention virtually free) marketing channels." For more than 60 years this has been true of loyal CIM members right across Canada, and internationally also, who are valued embassador's of CIM.
chosen to play Vulcan in Dekker's Welsh Embassador complains that
When this extraordinary female filled the arduous occupations of a soldier and an embassador [sic], her talents, enterprize, and resolution, procured for her distinguished honours.
From the time the Embassador began to make conditions, his table was abridged, under an idea that he might be starved into an unconditional compliance.
570:129; Abraham van Wicquefort, The Embassador and his Functions, trans.
On 3 March 1623 they had The Sun's Darling licensed for performance at the Revels Office,(8) and Dekker's The Welsh Embassador was theirs too in all probability, for it was their scribe who prepared the manuscript of that play.(9) Also, they were playing Dekker's Match Me in London in 1623.(10)
As a club embassador, Sharp spends plenty of time at Finch Farm and Goodison Park, rubbing shoulders with the current playing staff and new manager, He is well positioned to comment on what impression the new boss has made with Everton.
(London: Imprinted by Iohn Windet, and are to be sold by Iohn Flasket, at the great north doore of Paules, [1594]); The copie of a letter sent to Monsieur de Beauuoir lord embassador for the French king wherin is shewed the late attempt of a Iesuite who would haue killed the kings Maiestie with a knife (Printed by Peter Short and are to be sold at the great north dore of Poules by Iohn Flasket, 1594); A true coppie of the transportation of the Lowe Countries, Burgundie, and the countie of Charrolois: doone by the King of Spayne, for the dowrie of his eldest daughter.