The definition of an envoy is a messenger on a mission, especially when sent on behalf of someone else or when sent on a diplomatic mission.(noun)
A diplomat sent to a foreign country to try to make peace is an example of an envoy.
See envoy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr envoyé < pp. of envoyer, to send < OFr envoier < en- (L in), in + voie (L via: see via), way
Origin: ME envoye < OFr envoy, lit., a sending < envoier: see envoy
See envoy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French envoyé, messenger
Origin: , from
Origin: past participle of envoyer, to send
Origin: , from Old French envoier
Origin: , from Late Latin inviāre, to be on the way
Origin: : Latin in-, in, on; see en-1
Origin: + Latin via, way; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English envoie
Origin: , from Old French, a sending away, conclusion
Origin: , from envoier, to send; see envoy1.
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