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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A missionary.

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  • n. A missionary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A missionary; an envoy; one who conducts a mission. See mission, n., 6.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One sent on a mission; an envoy.
  • n. A missionary.
  • n. One engaged in holding special religious services at a chapel or other place appendant to and supported by a mother church or religious society; specifically, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, a priest or member of a religious order devoted to the holding of missions. See mission, n., 5.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country

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