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

    A messenger sent to a foreign government to transact some international business.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In international law. A public minister of the second class, ranking next after an ambassador. Envoys are either ordinary or extraordinary ; by custom the latter ls held in greater consideration.