missive definition

  • noun:
    • A written message; a letter. See Synonyms at letter.
    • A written message; a letter, note or memo.
    • One who is sent; a messenger.
    • what is sent; a writing containing a message.
    • One who is sent; a messenger.
    • That which is delivered; specifically, a written message; a letter; particularly, in Scots law, a letter interchanged between events, when the one party proposes to enter into a contract on particular problems, as well as the other celebration takes the offer, doing the contract.
    • one sent; a messenger.
    • a written message resolved to one or business
  • adjective:
    • specifically delivered; intended or prepared to be delivered.
    • Missile.
  • others:
    • Sent or proceeding, as from some authoritative or formal resource.
    • Thrown or hurled; missile.

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