Emissary



[em-uh-ser-ee] /ˈɛm əˌsɛr i/

noun, plural emissaries.
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.
Anatomy. 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.
adjective
5.
Archaic. sent forth, as on a mission.
/ˈɛmɪsərɪ; -ɪsrɪ/
noun (pl) -saries
1.

2.
an agent sent on a secret mission, as a spy
adjective
3.
(of veins) draining blood from sinuses in the dura mater to veins outside the skull
n.

1620s, from French émissaire (17c.) or directly from Latin emissarius, literally “that is sent out,” from emissus, past participle of emittere “send forth” (see emit).

emissary em·is·sar·y (ěm’ĭ-sěr’ē)
n.
Any of various venous channels through the skull that connect the venous sinuses of the dura mater with veins external to the skull.

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