Simple Definition of missive
: a letter or other written message
Full Definition of missive
: a written communication : letter
Examples of missive
She received yet another lengthy missive from her father.
<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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