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verb (used with object), mis·sent, mis·send·ing.
  1. to send or forward, especially mail, to a wrong place or person.
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Origin of missend

First recorded in 1400–50, missend is from the late Middle English word missenden. See mis-1, send1
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Examples from the Web for missent

Historical Examples

  • The one missent must be first attended to; it had been written five days ago.

    Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen

  • The one missent must first be attended to; it had been written five days ago.

  • The dead and missent letters were a source of continual trouble.

  • Again "someone had blundered," and his invitation had been missent.

  • But I have been for some time absent from London and it is possible that letters may have been missent.