Definition of missive in English:

missive

Syllabification: mis·sive
Pronunciation: /ˈmisiv
 
/

noun

Origin

late Middle English (as an adjective, originally in the phrase letter missive): from medieval Latin missivus, from Latin mittere 'send'. The current sense dates from the early 16th century.

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