Definitions for missiveˈmɪs ɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. letter, missive(noun)

    a written message addressed to a person or organization

    "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"


  1. missive(Noun)

    A written message; a letter, note or memo.

  2. Origin: 15th Century; from Medieval Latin missivus, from mittere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Missive(noun)

    specially sent; intended or prepared to be sent; as, a letter missive

  2. Missive(noun)


  3. Missive(noun)

    that which is sent; a writing containing a message

  4. Missive(noun)

    one who is sent; a messenger

  5. Origin: [See Missive, n.]

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