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missive

noun

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a message on paper from one person or group to another
  • the two old friends like to fire off missives filled with good-natured teasing and mock insults

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The first known use of missive was circa 1553

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“Missive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/missive. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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