noun (plural missionaries)
- A person sent on a religious mission, especially one sent to promote Christianity in a foreign country.More example sentences
- Yet how many Christians today give even a tenth to support pastors, evangelists and missionaries?
- During the seventeenth century, French Jesuit missionaries converted many of the Iroquois to Catholicism.
- American Protestant missionaries arrived in Korea in the nineteenth century.
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- Relating to or characteristic of a missionary or a religious mission: missionary work our taxi driver shared a sense of missionary zeal with usMore example sentences
- For some there was religious missionary zeal in helping those who were less fortunate.
- There is a direct connection between the presence of missionary zeal in members and their regular presence in worship.
- Theorizing about biblical translation was often undertaken and emerged within the framework of missionary practice.
mid 17th century: from modern Latin missionarius, from Latin missio (see mission).