Definition of Missive

1. Noun. A written message addressed to a person or organization. "Mailed an indignant letter to the editor"




Definition of Missive

1. a. Specially sent; intended or prepared to be sent; as, a letter missive.

2. n. That which is sent; a writing containing a message.

Definition of Missive

1. Noun. (formal) A written message; a letter, note or memo. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) One who is sent; a messenger. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Missive

1. a written communication [n -S]

Medical Definition of Missive

1. 1. Specially sent; intended or prepared to be sent; as, a letter missive. 2. Missile. "The missive weapons fly." Letters missive, letters conveying the permission, comand, or advice of a superior authority, as a sovereign. They are addressed and sent to some certain person or persons, and are distinguished from letters patent, which are addressed to the public. See: Missive. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Missive

missionized
missionizer
missionizers
missionizes
missionizing
missions
missions and missionaries
missis
missises
missish
missishly
missishness
missit
missits
missitting
missive (current term)
missives
missized
missocialisation
missold
missort
missorted
missorting
missorts
missought
missound
missounded
missounding
missounds
missout

Literary usage of Missive

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1. A Treatise on the Practice of the High Court of Chancery: With Some by Edmund Robert Daniell, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1837)
"Of Letters missive. Letters missive. THE nature and form of letters missive have been before I low obtained. pointed out (4), and all that remains now to be ..."

2. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1897)
"His " missive" or report to Rev. Heinrich Muhlen, an influential church dignitary in Holstein, is not alone valuable as it sets forth the religious ..."

3. History of a Suit in Equity from Its Commencement to Its Final Termination by Charles Barton, James Philemon Holcombe, Francis Bacon (1877)
"A Letter missive in Chancery.1 MY LORD: It appears by & petition, ... It is to be observed that the letter missive is not a process of the court, ..."

4. The Scots Digest of Scots Appeals in the House of Lords from 1707 and of the by Robert Candlish Henderson, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords (1908)
"In a reduction of two decrees of constitution and adjudication, which bore to be founded on a missive dated 10th December, while its true date was 10th ..."

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