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Definition of emissary:

  1. An agent employed to advance, in a covert manner, the interests of his employers; one sent out by any power that is at war with another, to create dissatisfaction among the people of the latter.
  2. Applied to the veins which pass out of the cranium through apertures in its walls.
  3. Exploring; spying.

Synonyms:

minister plenipotentiary, detective, ambassador, scout, spy, consul, envoi, envoy extraordinary, diplomat.

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