Origin of ambassador
Examples from the Web for ambassadorial
What was once ambassadorial now counts as beyond the pale, at least for anyone who moves in mainstream circles.
Within the last yea,r the Verveers added another title and joined an exclusive club—they became an ambassadorial duo.Hillary Deploys a Friend in the Fight for Women's Rights|Sandra McElwaine|March 12, 2010|DAILY BEAST
George W. Bush gave nearly 50 “Rangers” and “Pioneers” ambassadorial posts.
President Kennedy had less than 100 ambassadorial positions to fill.
The Ambassadorial family has just left, with a good many people to see them off, chiefly officials.Polly the Pagan|Isabel Anderson
The use of spies as an auxiliary to ambassadorial work was general.A History of Spain|Charles E. Chapman
The messenger's almost Semitic visage, upturned in the lamplight, was smeared with ambassadorial signs in yellow paint.Sacrifice|Stephen French Whitman
He made his supper with ambassadorial avoidance of the subject which lay so uneasily on her mind.Claim Number One|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
I was to live at the Legation, there being no Ambassadorial women folks to make the staff de trop.The Colonel of the Red Huzzars|John Reed Scott
British Dictionary definitions for ambassadorial
Word Origin for ambassador
Word Origin and History for ambassadorial (1 of 2)
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.