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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: ambassadeur, from an unrecorded Medieval Latin ambactiator, from Latin ambactus 'vassal'

ambassador

noun
     
Related topics: Officials
am‧bas‧sa‧dor [countable]
1PGO an important official who represents his or her government in a foreign country
ambassador to
the US ambassador to Spain
2 someone who represents a particular sport, business etc because they behave in a way that people admire
ambassador for
He has made some good films and he is a good ambassador for the industry.
ambassadorial adjective:
relations at ambassadorial level

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