ambassadress

ambassadress

[am-bas-uh-dris]
noun
1.
a woman who is an ambassador.
2.
the wife of an ambassador.

Origin:
1585–95; ambassad(o)r + -ess


See -ess.
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ambassador (æmˈbæsədə)
 
n
1.  short for ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary; a diplomatic minister of the highest rank, accredited as permanent representative to another country or sovereign
2.  ambassador extraordinary a diplomatic minister of the highest rank sent on a special mission
3.  ambassador plenipotentiary a diplomatic minister of the first rank with treaty-signing powers
4.  (US) ambassador-at-large an ambassador with special duties who may be sent to more than one government
5.  an authorized representative or messenger
 
[C14: from Old French ambassadeur, from Italian ambasciator, from Old Provençal ambaisador, from ambaisa (unattested) mission, errand; see embassy]
 
usage  The gender-neutral form is ambassador
 
am'bassadress
 
fem n
 
ambassadorial
 
adj
 
am'bassadorship
 
n

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