A letter, especially a long or official one: he hastily banged out electronic missives
More example sentences
- As it is, he constantly whisks electronic missives to staff and customers - his email address is made public - singing praises and responding to problems.
- I haven't been hit with unsolicited electronic missives during the couple of weeks I've been testing the service.
- Quite honestly, I had forgotten about the electronic missive, but I searched through my archives to find a copy.
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.