ambassador /amˈbasədə/

a

I. noun

1. an accredited diplomat sent by a state as its permanent representative in a foreign country

the French ambassador to Portugal.
2. a representative or promoter of a specified activity

he is a good ambassador for the industry.
II. derivatives

1. ambassadorial /ambasəˈdɔːriəl /
adjective


2. ambassadorship /amˈbasədəʃɪp /
noun


– origin late Middle English: from French ambassadeur, from Italian ambasciator, based on Latin ambactus ‘servant’.

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