Definitions

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  • adj. Not of or pertaining to missionaries (spreaders of religion).
  • adj. Not in the missionary position.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ missionary

Examples

  • He classified the various world religions as a botanist might have classified plants: “ethnic” religions were the nonmissionary reli - gions restricted to a distinct people and a delimited geography; “catholic” religions were those religions that engaged in active missionary labors and that tran - scended racial and geographical limits.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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