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Word of the Day 08/04/15 Missive

Missive (noun, adjective)
missive [mis-iv]


noun
1. a written message; letter.

adjective
2. sent or about to be sent, especially of a letter from an official source.

Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English (letter) missive < Medieval Latin (littera) missīva sent (letter), equivalent to Latin miss (us) (past participle of mittere to send) + -īva, feminine of -īvus -ive

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