Etymology
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emissary (n.)

"person sent on a mission," 1620s, from French émissaire (17c.) or directly from Latin emissarius "a scout, a spy," literally "that is sent out," from emissus, past participle of emittere "send forth" (see emit).

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Definitions of emissary

emissary (n.)
someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else;
Synonyms: envoy
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