ambassador-at-large

noun

am·​bas·​sa·​dor-at-large am-ˈba-sə-dər-ˈat-ˈlärj How to pronounce ambassador-at-large (audio)
əm-,
im-,
-ˌdȯr-,
-ˈbas-dər-
plural ambassadors-at-large
: a minister of the highest rank not accredited to a particular foreign government or sovereign

Examples of ambassador-at-large in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Draft European Union legislation that would limit the use of AI applications is concerning in part because it was drafted before the current explosion of interest in generative AI, said Nathaniel Fick, ambassador-at-large for cyberspace and digital policy, on a call with reporters. Catherine Stupp, WSJ, 12 June 2023 In 2019, the TFD organized its inaugural regional forum on religious freedom, and my government appointed its first ambassador-at-large for religious freedom. Tsai Ing-Wen, Foreign Affairs, 5 Oct. 2021 Nathaniel Fick, ambassador-at-large for cyberspace and digital policy. Catherine Stupp, WSJ, 12 June 2023 Beth Van Schaack, ambassador-at-large for Global Criminal Justice, under the U.S. Department of State, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, D.C. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 2 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ambassador-at-large was in 1868

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“Ambassador-at-large.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambassador-at-large. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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