Definition of ambassador-at-large in English:

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Pronunciation: /amˈbasədərətˌlärj/


North American
An ambassador with special duties, not appointed to a particular country.
Example sentences
  • He championed human rights issues, was appointed ambassador-at-large by President Jimmy Carter, and worked tirelessly as an advocate before his death in 1990.
  • The building is named after Daniel J. Terra, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for cultural affairs during the Reagan administration.
  • He's ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues at the State Department.

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Syllabification: am·bas·sa·dor-at-large

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