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ENVOY (Fr. envoye, " sent ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 661 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ENVOY (Fr. envoye, " sent "), a diplomatic agent of the second rank. The word envoye comes first into general use in this connexion in the 17th century, as a translation of the Lat. ablegatus or missus (see DIPLOMACY). Hence the word envoy is commonly used of any one sent on a mission of any sort.
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