letter missive

plural letters missive

Definition of letter missive

: a letter from a superior authority addressed to a particular individual or group and conveying a command, recommendation, permission, or invitation

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First Known Use of letter missive

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for letter missive

Middle English lettres missives, letter missive

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The first known use of letter missive was in the 15th century

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letter missive

letter of advice

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“Letter missive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letter%20missive. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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