Meaning of ambassador plenipotentiary in English:

ambassador plenipotentiary


  • An ambassador with full powers to sign treaties or otherwise act for the state or monarch.

    ‘Following that, he held various posts, mainly in Japan but also elsewhere, before once again becoming ambassador plenipotentiary to Japan in February, 2004.’
    • ‘In accordance with this the ambassadors plenipotentiary duly appointed by both parties appeared at the said time and places named.’
    • ‘During the Civil War, Dr Ikejiani was director of laboratory services, and Ambassador Plenipotentiary.’