noun (plural emissaries)
A person sent as a diplomatic representative on a special mission.
- He sent his agents, emissaries to her with fabulous temptations but the virtuous 1ady rebuffed them, one and all.
- After the marriage date is set, the groom sends out emissaries to personally invite friends and relatives to the wedding.
- The British sent emissaries here to promote trade.
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