Missive



[mis-iv] /ˈmɪs ɪv/

noun
1.
a written message; letter.
adjective
2.
sent or about to be sent, especially of a letter from an official source.
/ˈmɪsɪv/
noun
1.
a formal or official letter
2.
a formal word for letter
adjective
3.
(rare) sent or intended to be sent
n.

mid-15c., “commandment,” noun use of adjective (mid-15c.) meaning “sent by superior authority,” from Medieval Latin missivus “for sending, sent,” especially in littera missiva “letters sent,” from Latin missus, past participle of mittere “to send” (see mission).

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