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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a state of commotion or excitement

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