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envoy extraordinary Syllabification: en·voy ex·traor·di·nar·y

Definition of envoy extraordinary in English:

noun (plural envoys extraordinary)

A minister plenipotentiary, ranking below an ambassador and above a chargé d’affaires.
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  • Sir William Hamilton is known for his interest in volcanoes, which he studied assiduously from 1764 until 1800 while he was the British envoy extraordinary to the court of Ferdinand IV in Naples.
  • Hamilton served as British envoy extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the court of Naples starting in 1764.

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