Definition of missive
: a written communication : letter wrote a lengthy missive to her father
Examples of missive in a sentence
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 and Etymology of missive
Medieval French lettre missive, literally, letter intended to be sent
First Known Use: circa 1553
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Definition of missive for English Language Learners
: a letter or other written message
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