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 Dictionary entry overview: What does emissary mean? 

  The noun EMISSARY has 1 sense:

1. someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else

  Familiarity information: EMISSARY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1emissary [BACK TO TOP]


Someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else

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Nouns denoting people


emissary; envoy

Hypernyms ("emissary" is a kind of...):

representative (a person who represents others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "emissary"):

legate; official emissary (a member of a legation)

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