Origin of ambassador
Examples from the Web for ambassador
The spokesman also said that Ambassador King “did not view the movie and did not have any contact directly with Sony.”
But an email dated July 10 from Ambassador King to Bennett (who then forwarded it to Lynton), says otherwise.
The U.S. will reopen an embassy in Havana, meaning an ambassador will be appointed.
He was eventually allowed to leave, but he was forced to resign as ambassador and now lives in Washington, effectively in exile.Pakistan’s Dance With Terrorists Just Backfired and Killed 132 Children|Chris Allbritton|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But before the former First Lady left the Obama Administration, the Tanzanian Ambassador wanted to give her a token of esteem.Meditation Rugs, Swords, and Horse Head Fiddles: The Strangest Gifts Given to Government Bigwigs|Ben Jacobs|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The despatch has not yet arrived, but I fear that the ambassador has died, for he was very ill at Nangasaque.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898|E. H. Blair
"He is worth more than that," and named him Ambassador to Vienna.Marse Henry (Vol. 2)|Henry Watterson
Among those who are leaving Paris is the Venetian ambassador.Hero Tales From American History|Henry Cabot Lodge, and Theodore Roosevelt
The ambassador handed his credentials to the Doge, and remained uncovered while they were being read.
Their ambassador demanded that Charles should abandon his enterprise and return to France, or else be prepared for war with Spain.The Life of Cesare Borgia|Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for ambassador
Word Origin for ambassador
Word Origin and History for ambassador
late 14c., also embassador, from Middle French ambassadeur, from Old French embassator, via Provençal or Old Spanish from Latin ambactus "a servant, vassal," from Celtic amb(i)actos "a messenger, servant," from PIE *ambhi- "about" (see ambi-) + *ag- "drive, lead" (see act (v.)). Cf. embassy. Forms in am- and em- were used indiscriminately 17c.-18c.