Missionaries
Missionary Mis"sion*ary, n.; pl. {Missionaries}. [Cf. F. missionnaire. See {Mission}, n.] One who is sent on a mission; especially, one sent to propagate religion. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

{Missionary apostolic}, a Roman Catholic missionary sent by commission from the pope. [1913 Webster]


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