Emissary Law and Legal Definition

An emissary is a person sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else. An emissary can be a person designated as an agent of another. Emissary can also be a representative of another. Countries send diplomats to other countries as emissaries of the government of the sending country. Emissaries also mean secret agents. Mostly, emissaries will be sent to another nation for a particular mission. Emissaries can be sent to other countries as messengers, envoys, or delegates.