AskDefine | Define missive

Dictionary Definition

missive n : a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor" [syn: letter]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /ˈmɪsɪv/

Etymology

15th Century, from Medieval Latin missivus, from mittere (to send).

Noun

  1. A written message; a letter, note or memo

Italian

Noun

missive
  1. Plural of missiva
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