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[n] a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry
[n] someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
[n] a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador

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\En"voy\, n. [F. envoy['e] envoy, fr. envoyer to send; pref. en- (L. in) + voie way, L. via: cf. F. envoi an envoy (in sense 2). See {Voyage}, and cf. {Invoice}.]
1. One dispatched upon an errand or mission; a messenger; esp., a person deputed by a sovereign or a government to negotiate a treaty, or transact other business, with a foreign sovereign or government; a minister accredited to a foreign government. An envoy's rank is below that of an ambassador.
2. [F. envoi, fr. envoyer to send.] An explanatory or commendatory postscript to a poem, essay, or book; -- also in the French from, l'envoi. The envoy of a ballad is the ``sending'' of it forth. --Skeat.

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