Emissaries
Emissary Em"is*sa*ry, n.; pl. {Emissaries}. [L. emissarius, fr. emittere, emissum, to send out: cf. F. ['e]missaire. See {Emit}.] An agent employed to advance, in a covert manner, the interests of his employers; one sent out by any power that is at war with another, to create dissatisfaction among the people of the latter. [1913 Webster]

Buzzing emissaries fill the ears Of listening crowds with jealousies and fears. --Dryden.

Syn: {Emissary}, {Spy}.

Usage: A spy is one who enters an enemy's camp or territories to learn the condition of the enemy; an emissary may be a secret agent appointed not only to detect the schemes of an opposing party, but to influence their councils. A spy must be concealed, or he suffers death; an emissary may in some cases be known as the agent of an adversary without incurring similar hazard. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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