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ENVOY, international law. In diplomatic language, an envoy is a minister of the second rank, on whom his sovereign or government has conferred a degree of dignity and respectability, which, without being on a level with an ambassador, immediately follows, and among ministers, yields the preeminence to him alone.
     2. Envoys are either ordinary or extraordinary; by custom the latter is held in greater consideration. Vattel, liv. 4, c. 6, Sec. 72.

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The baffled envoy,'' continued Cedric, pursuing with animation his tale, though it interested not the listener, ``retreated, to carry to Tosti and his ally the ominous answer of his injured brother.
Mrs General, replying to the envoy, as she set down her empty coffee-cup, that she was willing at once to proceed to Mr Dorrit's apartment, and spare him the trouble of coming to her (which, in his gallantry, he had proposed), the envoy threw open the door, and escorted Mrs General to the presence.
Based on the number of shares tendered and the prices specified by the tendering shareholders, Envoy will determine the lowest price per share within the range that will enable it to buy 7 million shares properly tendered.
ATLANTA -- Digital Envoy, the inventor and leading provider of IP Intelligence solutions, is taking its six-year success to the next level with the announcement of two new business units focused respectively on online fraud prevention and online advertising.
The migration of existing designs to the Envoy devices is straightforward, with our applications/quality engineering team providing excellent support," continued Stroehlein.
We believe that there is a need for merchant banking services in this segment of the market and Envoy is uniquely positioned to satisfy this need," said Envoy CEO Geoff Genovese.
ATLANTA -- Digital Envoy, the leading provider of transparent, risk-based authentication solutions, today announced that EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), the nation's next generation Internet service provider, has selected Digital Envoy's E-Scam anti-phishing solution to provide additional protection against phishing attacks for ScamBlocker(TM).
Looking forward, Envoy believes that there are a number of economic uncertainties, competitive challenges and business risks that will impact the client spending commitments of its operating companies.
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Envoy will complete the actions necessary, including providing the information necessary, for U.
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