Énvoy. n.s. [envoye, French.]
- A publick minister sent from one power to another.
Now the Lycian lots conspire
With Phœbus; now Jove's envoy through the air
Brings dismal tydings. Denham.
Perseus sent envoys to Carthage, to kindle their hatred against the Romans. Arbuthnot on Coins.
- A publick messenger, in dignity below an ambassador.
- A messenger.
The watchful sentinels at ev'ry gate,
At ev'ry passage to the senses wait;
Still travel to and fro' the nervous way,
And their impressions to the brain convey;
Where their report the vital envoys make,
And with new orders are commanded back. Blackm. Creat.