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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

Full Definition of emissary

plural em·is·sar·ies

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

  2. 2 :  a secret agent

Examples of emissary

  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 of emissary

Latin emissarius, from emissus, past participle of emittere


First Known Use: 1607

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EMISSARY Defined for Kids

emissary

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noun em·is·sary \ˈe-mə-ˌser-ē\

Definition of emissary

plural em·is·sar·ies

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





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