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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 ?
Count Nostitz, the Austrian general occupying the advanced posts, believed Murat's emissary and retired, leaving Bagration's division exposed.
"The emissary? The emissary," Madame Olenska rejoined, still smiling, "might, for all I care, have left already; but he has insisted on waiting till this evening
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.
that an emissary, whom I took for an honest man, came and laid an infamous snare for me.
The Belgian did not have long to wait, for the following day his emissary returned with word that Tarzan and a party of fifty Waziri warriors had set out toward the southeast early in the morning.
You wear the uniform of an English officer, but you come to me, is it not so, as an emissary of Germany?"
We knew them both; it was the fairy of Care, and the emissary of Fortune.
"Well!" said that good-natured emissary, after a full half-hour of bootless attempts to bring him round to the question.
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.
She is some emissary of the cardinal; a woman who will draw you into a snare in which you will leave your head."
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.