A group of aged, high ranking men.
Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an AMBASSAGE, and desireth conditions of peace. ( Luke 14:31-32 )
Bibliography Information"Entry for 'Ambassage'". A King James Dictionary.