noun (plural emissaries)
A person sent as a diplomatic representative on a special mission.
More example sentences
- 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.
early 17th century: from Latin emissarius 'scout, spy', from emittere 'send out' (see emit).