Ambassador Law and Legal Definition

An ambassador is a diplomatic official sent abroad by some sovereign state or ruler, with a legal commission and authority to transact business on behalf of his country with the government to which he is sent. He is a minister of the highest rank, and represents the person of his sovereign.

The host country typically allows the ambassador control of specific territory called an embassy, whose territory, staff, and even vehicles are generally afforded diplomatic immunity to most laws of the host country. Ambassadors may, among other duties, be responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing U.S. foreign policy in the host country on a variety of issues that deal with democracy, human rights, economic prosperity, protection of the environment, regional cooperation and conflict resolution, halting the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and combating terrorism and international crime.

The following is an example of one coutry ambassador's duties:

"The Duties of the Ambassador include all things relating to negotiations between Pembrokeshire and any other lands or kingdoms whether it be peace treaty, alliance, non aggression pact, or trade agreement. The Ambassador is the King's and Queen's voice in foreign lands. At the request of the King or Queen they may act as the represenative of the Royals in other lands and in the absence of the Royals and Royal Chancellor acts as the Royal stead within and outside Pembrokeshire. The office of Ambassador answers only to the King and Queen. They share the same power level in the Royal Chain as the Royal Chancellor in external Kingdom affairs but defers to the Chancellor to interkingdom affairs in the event of the Royals’ absence."