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missionary

[ mish-uh-ner-ee ]
/ 藞m瑟蕛 蓹藢n蓻r i /
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Definition of missionary

noun, plural mis路sion路ar路ies.Also mis路sion路er for 1-3 .
adjective
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Origin of missionary

First recorded in 1625鈥35; from New Latin missi艒n膩rius; see mission, -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM missionary

non路mis路sion路ar路y, adjective, noun, plural non路mis路sion路ar路ies.
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British Dictionary definitions for missionary

missionary
/ (藞m瑟蕛蓹n蓹r瑟) /

noun plural -aries
a member of a religious mission
adjective
of or relating to missionariesmissionary work
resulting from a desire to convert people to one's own beliefsmissionary zeal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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