- 1A messenger or representative, especially one on a diplomatic mission.More example sentences
- In Ancient Egypt, the Pharaoh's messengers and diplomatic envoys carried with them the seal of the Pharaoh, production of which guaranteed the carrier free and unhindered passage throughout the region.
- Notably, the document signaled that the new administration would eschew the use of special diplomatic envoys.
- Such people, he deduced, were not socialists at all but ruthless envoys of a ‘mean state capitalism with the grab motive left intact’.
- 2 short for envoy extraordinary.
mid 17th century: from French envoyé, past participle of envoyer 'send', from en voie 'on the way', based on Latin via 'way'.