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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
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Arthur Dimmesdale, like many other personages of special sanctity, in all ages of the Christian world, was haunted either by Satan himself or Satan's emissary, in the guise of old Roger Chillingworth.
Perhaps he had mistaken his young mistress and considered himself her emissary in search of a rat?
said that good-natured emissary, after a full half-hour of bootless attempts to bring him round to the question.
At last I ran away myself, whenever I saw an emissary of the police approaching with some new intelligence; and lived a stealthy life until he was tried and ordered to be transported.
Silver briefly agreed, and this emissary retired again, leaving us together in the dark.
le Commissaire de Police Mifroid would not have been quite so satisfied with himself if he had known that the rush of his rapid emissary was stopped at the entrance to the very first corridor.
Finally all the hatred and maniacal loathing for these awful creatures who had placed me in this horrible place was centered by my tottering reason upon this single emissary who represented to me the entire horde of Warhoons.
This pretended D'Artagnan--was he not an emissary of the cardinal, whom the cardinal sought to introduce into Treville's house, to place near him, to win his confidence, and afterward to ruin him as had been done in a thousand other instances?
He was very well known to the customs officers of the coast; and as there was between these worthies and himself a perpetual battle of wits, he had at first thought that Dantes might be an emissary of these industrious guardians of rights and duties, who perhaps employed this ingenious means of learning some of the secrets of his trade.
One day, however, an emissary of the cardinal's gave him to understand that he was wrong in receiving the coadjutor so often.
I have come to see you on business," De Griers began in a very off-hand, yet polite, tone; "nor will I seek to conceal from you the fact that I have come in the capacity of an emissary, of an intermediary, from the General.
Without doubt this Frenchman was some emissary sent to entice into error the protector of the parliament; the gold was nothing but a lure; and by the help of this lure they thought to excite the cupidity of the general.