What does the word envoy mean?

Usage examples for envoy

  1. When our first envoy, Mr. Poinsett, was despatched, he found Mexico pausing to recover breath after her revolution. – History of the War Between Mexico and the United States, with a Preliminary View of its Origin, Volume 1 by Brantz Mayer
  2. Permission was given, a note to Mr. Adiesen written by Dr. Holtum, and Tom despatched as envoy. – Viking Boys by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  3. This was accordingly done, as will be seen by the copy of the accompanying dispatch from the Secretary of State to the United States envoy at Mexico. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various