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foreign mission

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  1. mission(def 10).
  2. mission(def 7).
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Origin of foreign mission

First recorded in 1800–10
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Historical Examples

  • It exists peculiarly in Asia, the greatest of all foreign-mission lands.

    Quiet Talks with World Winners

    S. D. Gordon

  • Now, without doubt the sending of the missionaries has vastly improved conditions of human life in the foreign-mission lands.

  • The Christian standards present in our American life, and absent from these foreign-mission lands, make an enormous difference.

  • And this experience of Bishop Bashford's is being repeated, over and over again, throughout the foreign-mission world.

  • It has come to be one of the great expressions of the unifying spirit of the Church on foreign-mission soil.

British Dictionary definitions for foreign mission

foreign mission

  1. a body of persons sent to a non-Christian country in order to propagate Christianity
  2. a diplomatic or other mission sent by one country to another
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