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A diplomat sent by one state or monarch on a diplomatic mission to another.
- ‘The King receives letters of credentials from foreign ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Cambodia.’
- ‘The Government discussed and approved the proposal to cancel the appointment and recall an ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic.’
- ‘I receive you with pleasure on the occasion of the presentation of the letters accrediting you as ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary of your respective countries.’
- ‘Representatives from 24 embassies, including eight ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary, attended the meeting, giving us constructive advice.’
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