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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.]
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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
(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]
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em•is•sar•y(ˈɛm əˌsɛr i)
n., pl. -sar•ies,
1. a representative sent on a mission; delegate.
2. an agent sent on a secret mission.adj.
3. pertaining to an emissary.
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|Noun||1.||emissary - someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else|
representative - a person who represents others
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noun envoy, agent, deputy, representative, ambassador, diplomat, delegate, courier, herald, messenger, consul, attaché, go-between, legate the President's special emissary to Hanoi
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emissary[ˈemɪsərɪ] N → emisario/a m/f
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emissary[ˈɛmɪsəri] n → émissaire m
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emissary[ˈɛmɪs/ərɪ] n → emissario
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