Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In international law. A general name for nil classes of persons charged with the negotiation, transaction or superintendence of the diplomatic business of one nation at the court of another. See Rev. St. U. S. ยง 1674 (U. S. Comp. St 1901, p. 1149).