foreign mission


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foreign mission

n.
1. A permanent diplomatic legation established in a foreign country.
2. A religious group especially of Christians sent to a foreign country for missionary service.

foreign mission

n
1. (Journalism & Publishing) a body of persons sent to a non-Christian country in order to propagate Christianity
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a diplomatic or other mission sent by one country to another

mis•sion

(ˈmɪʃ ən)
n.
1. a group or committee of persons sent to a foreign country to conduct negotiations, establish relations, provide technical assistance, or the like.
2. a specific task that a person or group of persons is sent to perform.
3. a permanent diplomatic establishment abroad; embassy.
4. a group of persons sent by a church to carry on religious work, esp. evangelization in foreign lands, and often to establish schools, hospitals, etc.
5. the place of work of such persons, or the territory of their responsibility.
6. a military operational task, usu. assigned by a higher headquarters: a bombing mission.
7. an aerospace operation designed to carry out the goals of a specific program.
8. an allotted or self-imposed duty or task; calling: one's mission in life.
9. a place for evangelical and philanthropic work, esp. in a poor urban area.
10. a series of special religious services for increasing religious devotion and for conversion.
11. a church or region with a nonresident minister or priest.
adj.
12. of or pertaining to a mission.
13. (usu. cap.) of or designating a style of U.S. furniture of the early 20th century, developed in supposed imitation of the furnishings of Spanish missions in California and characterized by simple, rectilinear shapes and the use of dark, stained oak.
[1590–1600; < Latin missiō a sending off =mitt(ere) to send + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foreign mission - an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious workforeign mission - an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
NGO, nongovernmental organization - an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government
2.foreign mission - a permanent diplomatic mission headed by a minister
diplomatic mission - a mission serving diplomatic ends
legate, official emissary - a member of a legation
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Sir William Ashton is a mask for a vulgar temptation, Ravenswood Castle a fine name for proud poverty, and the foreign mission of state only a Bunyan disguise for honest industry.
If they won't all the money we've been giving to Foreign Missions will be clean wasted, that's what!
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You send thousands of dollars to foreign missions; but could you endure to have the heathen sent into your towns and villages, and give your time, and thoughts, and money, to raise them to the Christian standard?
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The area of such real estate shall not be greater than 4,500 m2 for each foreign mission, noting that such area may be increased by a resolution of the Emir; and
The cost of this foreign mission will be co-financed by the Czech Republic and the EU.

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