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Meaning of emissary

em•is•sar•y

Pronunciation: (em'u-ser"ē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -sar•ies,
—n.
  1. a representative sent on a mission or errand: emissaries to negotiate a peace.
  2. an agent sent on a mission of a secret nature, as a spy.
  3. sending or coming out, as certain veins that pass through the skull and connect the venous sinuses inside with the veins outside.
  4. pertaining to an emissary.
—adj.
  1. sent forth, as on a mission.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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