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emissary

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noun em·is·sary \ˈe-mə-ˌser-ē, -ˌse-rē\

Simple Definition of emissary

  • : a person who is sent on a mission to represent another person or organization

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of emissary

plural

emissaries

  1. 1 :  one designated as the agent of another :  representative

  2. 2 :  a secret agent

Examples of emissary in a sentence

  1. She acted as the president's personal emissary to the union leaders.

  2. <most of the industrialized nations of the world sent emissaries to the conference on global warming>



Origin and Etymology of emissary

Latin emissarius, from emissus, past participle of emittere


First Known Use: 1607

Rhymes with emissary

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EMISSARY Defined for Kids

emissary

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noun em·is·sary \ˈe-mə-ˌser-ē\

Definition of emissary for Students

plural

emissaries

  1. :  a person sent on a mission to represent someone else




Law Dictionary

emissary

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noun em·is·sary \ˈe-mə-ˌser-ē\

Legal Definition of emissary

plural

emissaries

  1. :  a representative usually empowered to act more or less independently (as in collecting or conveying information or in negotiating)





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