Origin of ambassador
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Examples from the Web for ambassadors
Perry had come upstairs after a meeting with ambassadors from Texas and about 75 New York businesspeople considering a move.
The basketball sneaker has a long and lucrative history, especially for the sportsmen who become the brands' ambassadors.
U.S. should hire my teen daughter to text messages between State Department and U.S. ambassadors.Up to a Point: P.J. O’Rourke on Valentine’s Day and Oral Hygiene|P. J. O’Rourke|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have been one of the ambassadors of your civic resistance, your civilian and military resistance.Bernard-Henri Levy Celebrates the Fraternity of Sarajevo Citizenship|Bernard-Henri Lévy|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
U.S. ambassadors and top generals make less than two thirds that amount.
A few days after this passed, ambassadors came from Cotys, king of Thrace, bringing money to ransom his son and the said hostages.The History of Rome, Books 37 to the End|Titus Livius
The ambassadors went back to King Magnus, and told him the answer to their message.Heimskringla|Snorri Sturlason
This king despatched a return embassy to Fu-nan and his ambassadors met there an official sent by the Emperor of China.
Two candlesticks of gold were placed before him by the ambassadors.Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)|Charles Morris
I found your packets on arriving here, with the ambassadors' letters from France and England.The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)|James Anthony Froude
British Dictionary definitions for ambassadors
Word Origin for ambassador
Word Origin and History for ambassadors
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.