Definition of ambassador-at-large in English:



North American
  • An ambassador with special duties, not appointed to a particular country.

    • ‘The building is named after Daniel J. Terra, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for cultural affairs during the Reagan administration.’
    • ‘He's ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues at the State Department.’
    • ‘He championed human rights issues, was appointed ambassador-at-large by President Jimmy Carter, and worked tirelessly as an advocate before his death in 1990.’
    • ‘In his declining years, Carnegie served as a kind of ambassador-at-large for world peace.’
    • ‘Hakim has become Indonesia's cultural ambassador-at-large, nurturing young talent and introducing producers and actors to international backers.’