emissary


emissary

noun

Definition of EMISSARY

1
a person sent on a mission to represent another <most of the industrialized nations of the world sent emissaries to the conference on global warming>
2
a person who tries secretly to obtain information for one country in the territory of another usually unfriendly country <the embassy's staff likely contains at least one emissary who reports to the home country's chief of intelligence>

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