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envoy

Noun

1 a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador [syn: envoy extraordinary, minister plenipotentiary]
2 someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else [syn: emissary]
3 a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry [syn: envoi]

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English

Noun

  1. representative
  2. diplomat
  3. messenger
  4. a short stanza at the end of a poem

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Envoy may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

agent, ambassador, ambassadress, apostolic delegate, attache, bearer, career diplomat, carrier, chancellor, charge, commercial attache, commissar, commissary, commissionaire, commissioner, consul, consul general, consular agent, councillor, courier, delegate, diplomat, diplomatic, diplomatic agent, diplomatist, emissary, envoy extraordinary, foreign service officer, herald, internuncio, legate, messenger, military attache, minister, minister plenipotentiary, minister resident, nuncio, plenipotentiary, representative, resident, secretary, secretary of legation, vice-consul, vice-legate
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