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

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Missive

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Missives

Missive (plural Missives)
  1. Patrono:Formal A written message; a letter, note or memo.
    • 2008, Claire Armistead, The Guardian, 25 Oct 2008:
      The Madonna letters, which are interspersed with more personal missives in this curious epistolary memoir, accumulate into a rap about the downsides of celebrity - the problems of ageing, of invaded privacy, of becoming vain and impetuously adopting children from other continents.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Chapter 71:
      "Curses throttle thee!" yelled Ahab. "Captain Mayhew, stand by now to receive it"; and taking the fatal missive from Starbuck's hands, he caught it in the slit of the pole, and reached it over towards the boat.

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missive f.

  1. Plural form of missiva.et:missive

fr:missive io:missive it:missive hu:missive ru:missive ta:missive te:missive th:missive vi:missive zh:missive

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