Emissary meaning

ĕmĭ-sĕrē
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The definition of an emissary is a person sent on a mission, especially a diplomatic mission.

A diplomat sent to a foreign country to make peace is an example of an emissary.

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An agent sent on a mission to represent or advance the interests of another.
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An agent sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else.
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A person or agent sent on a specific mission.
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Of, or serving as, an emissary or emissaries.
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(anatomy) A venous channel in the skull.
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Origin of emissary

  • Latin ēmissārius from ēmissus past participle of ēmittere to send out emit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French émissaire, from Latin emissarius (“agent, scout, spy”).

    From Wiktionary