Mission Mis"sion, n. [L. missio, fr. mittere, missum, to send: cf. F. mission. See {Missile}.] 1. The act of sending, or the state of being sent; a being sent or delegated by authority, with certain powers for transacting business; comission. [1913 Webster]

Whose glorious deeds, but in these fields of late, Made emulous missions 'mongst the gods themselves. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. That with which a messenger or agent is charged; an errand; business or duty on which one is sent; a commission. [1913 Webster]

How to begin, how to accomplish best His end of being on earth, and mission high. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Persons sent; any number of persons appointed to perform any service; a delegation; an embassy; as, the Russian mission to the United Nations. [1913 Webster +PJC]

In these ships there should be a mission of three of the fellows or brethren of Solomon's house. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. An assotiation or organization of missionaries; a station or residence of missionaries. [1913 Webster]

5. An organization for worship and work, dependent on one or more churches. [1913 Webster]

6. A course of extraordinary sermons and services at a particular place and time for the special purpose of quickening the faith and zeal participants, and of converting unbelievers. --Addis & Arnold. [1913 Webster]

7. Dismission; discharge from service. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Mission school}. (a) A school connected with a mission and conducted by missionaries. (b) A school for the religious instruction of children not having regular church privileges. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Message; errand; commission; deputation. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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