noun \ˈmi-siv\

: a letter or other written message

Full Definition of MISSIVE

:  a written communication :  letter

Examples of MISSIVE

  1. She received yet another lengthy missive from her father.
  2. <the two old friends like to fire off missives filled with good-natured teasing and mock insults>

Origin of MISSIVE

Middle French lettre missive, literally, letter intended to be sent
First Known Use: 1501


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