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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: emissarius, from emittere; EMIT

emissary

noun
     
Related topics: Officials
em‧is‧sa‧ry plural emissaries [countable]
PGO someone who is sent with an official message or to do official work [= envoy]:
Japan is sending two emissaries to Washington to discuss trade issues.

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