ambassador-at-large

[am-bas-uh-der-uh t-lahrj, -dawr]
noun, plural am·bas·sa·dors-at-large.
  1. an ambassador who is not assigned to a particular diplomatic post but is appointed on a special mission.

Origin of ambassador-at-large

First recorded in 1905–10
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Contemporary Examples of ambassador-at-large

  • Three years ago, Jean was made an ambassador-at-large by Haitian President René Préval.

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    Michaelangelo Matos

    August 5, 2010

  • Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca fights human slavery for a living.

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    Obama's Slavery Czar

    Lynn Sherr

    November 24, 2009

  • Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, a Women in the World summit speaker, fights human slavery for a living.

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    Obama's Slavery Czar

    Lynn Sherr

    November 24, 2009

  • But Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca's target is, simply, slavery.

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    Obama's Slavery Czar

    Lynn Sherr

    November 24, 2009