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em·is·sar·y

 (ĕm′ĭ-sĕr′ē)
n. pl. em·is·sar·ies
An agent sent on a mission to represent or advance the interests of another.

[Latin ēmissārius, from ēmissus, past participle of ēmittere, to send out; see emit.]

emissary

(ˈɛmɪsərɪ; -ɪsrɪ)
n, pl -saries
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. an agent or messenger sent on a mission, esp one who represents a government or head of state
b. (as modifier): an emissary delegation.
2. an agent sent on a secret mission, as a spy
adj
(Physiology) (of veins) draining blood from sinuses in the dura mater to veins outside the skull
[C17: from Latin ēmissārius emissary, spy, from ēmittere to send out; see emit]

em•is•sar•y

(ˈɛm əˌsɛr i)

n., pl. -sar•ies,
adj. n.
1. a representative sent on a mission; delegate.
2. an agent sent on a secret mission.
adj.
3. pertaining to an emissary.
[1595–1605; < Latin ēmissārius=ēmiss(us), past participle of ēmittere (see emit) + -ārius -ary]
emit, emission, emissary - Emit, emission, and emissary come from Latin emittere, "send out," and emit once meant "publish a book or notice."
See also related terms for notice.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emissary - someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone elseemissary - someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
legate, official emissary - a member of a legation
representative - a person who represents others

emissary

noun envoy, agent, deputy, representative, ambassador, diplomat, delegate, courier, herald, messenger, consul, attaché, go-between, legate the President's special emissary to Hanoi
Translations

emissary

[ˈemɪsərɪ] Nemisario/a m/f

emissary

[ˈɛmɪsəri] némissaire m

emissary

nEmissär m, → Abgesandte(r) mf

emissary

[ˈɛmɪsrɪ] nemissario
References in classic literature ?
To make sure that no emissaries from the Beecher crowd are sneaking around to overhear what we say," was the somewhat bitter answer of the scientist.
As for the tribe itself, it had been content to announce to Montcalm, through his emissaries, with Indian brevity, that their hatchets were dull, and time was necessary to sharpen them.
One traveller, the hound, being an old dog and fond of its ease, returned; but neither Cathy, nor the pony, nor the two pointers were visible in any direction: I despatched emissaries down this path, and that path, and at last went wandering in search of her myself.
It is well known that the deputies of the United Provinces have, in various instances, been purchased by the emissaries of the neighboring kingdoms.
On the day that you take up your command, block the frontier passes, destroy the official tallies, and stop the passage of all emissaries.
Because they have but fulfilled the mission confided to them by Queen Henrietta and we have betrayed that confided to us by Mazarin; because, going hence as emissaries to Cromwell, we became partisans of King Charles; because, instead of helping cut off the royal head condemned by those fellows called Mazarin, Cromwell, Joyce, Bridge, Fairfax, etc.
Here were the emissaries of the dread Power of the North, very possibly as great in their own land as Mahbub or Colonel Creighton, suddenly smitten helpless.
How do you know they are not the secret emissaries of our diplomacy?
So I sent emissaries to Helium, and to the court of Xodar, Jeddak of the First Born, and to him who now rules those of the thern nation that have renounced their religion; and from each and all I heard the same story of unspeakable cruelties and atrocities perpetrated upon the poor defenseless victims of their religion by the Holy Therns.
In the middle of the hall, opposite the great door, a platform of gold brocade, placed against the wall, a special entrance to which had been effected through a window in the corridor of the gold chamber, had been erected for the Flemish emissaries and the other great personages invited to the presentation of the mystery play.
How Dusarian emissaries had found employment in important posts in the foreign offices of the three great nations, and how, through these men, messages from one jeddak to another were altered and garbled until the patience and pride of the three rulers and former friends could no longer endure the humiliations and insults contained in these falsified papers--not any of this he knew.
In China's councils of empire were the Japanese emissaries.