envoyship

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envoy1 (ˈɛnvɔɪ)
 
n
1.  Formal name: envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary a diplomat of the second class, ranking between an ambassador and a minister resident
2.  an accredited messenger, agent, or representative
 
[C17: from French envoyé, literally: sent, from envoyer to send, from Vulgar Latin inviāre (unattested) to send on a journey, from in-² + via road]
 
'envoyship1
 
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