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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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emissary

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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Translations

emissary

[ˈemɪsərɪ] Nemisario/a m/f
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emissary

[ˈɛmɪsəri] némissaire m
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emissary

nEmissär m, → Abgesandte(r) mf
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emissary

[ˈɛmɪsrɪ] nemissario
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References in classic literature ?
"You have made me just now a painful reproach, monsieur," continued the king; "you said that one of my emissaries had been to Newcastle to lay a snare for you, and that, parenthetically, cannot be understood by M.
"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.
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., we very nearly succeeded in saving it."
She had been stolen by emissaries of the Dusarian prince--Carthoris of Helium had had nothing to do with it.
I fancy that to the last he believed us to be emissaries of Government, darkly official persons furthering by our illegal traffic some dark scheme of high statecraft.
According to Njiraini, two emissaries sent by Wambugu in August and September last year approached him requesting a halt to the tax investigations but he declined.
Salazar has sent emissaries to police to ask for protection after she felt her life was endangered by her inclusion in the narcolist, authorities said.
After pestering him for months with messages urging him to return to the kingdom, two Saudi emissaries met him in Montreal last May to pressure him in person.
Pope Francis lamented anti-Semitic attacks and spread a message to ban the anti-Semitism during an audience with Jewish emissaries, first-time delegates of the World Congress of Mountain Jews at the Vatican.
The emissaries also discussed various aspects of agriculture and business in Balochistan, Governor