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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mission \Mis"sion\, noun [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.

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

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

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

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.

4. An assotiation or organization of missionaries; a station or residence of missionaries.

5. An organization for worship and work, dependent on one or more churches.

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.

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

{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.

Syn: Message; errand; commission; deputation.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mission \Mis"sion\, verb (used with an object) To send on a mission. [Mostly used in the form of the past participle.] --Keats.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

mission

noun

1: an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work [syn: {mission}, {missionary post}, {missionary station}, {foreign mission}]

2: an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; "the planes were on a bombing mission" [syn: {mission}, {military mission}]

3: a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message" [syn: {mission}, {charge}, {commission}]

4: the organized work of a religious missionary [syn: {mission}, {missionary work}]

5: a group of representatives or delegates [syn: {deputation}, {commission}, {delegation}, {delegacy}, {mission}]


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