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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin missiō (a sending, sending away, dispatching, discharging, release, remission, cessation), from mittō (I send).

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mission (countable and uncountable, plural missions)

  1. (countable) A set of tasks that fulfills a purpose or duty; an assignment set by an employer.
  2. (uncountable) Religious evangelism.
  3. (in the plural, "the missions") third world charities, particularly those which preach as well as provide aid.
  4. (countable) (Catholic tradition) an infrequent gathering of religious believers in a parish, usually part of a larger regional event with a central theme.
  5. A number of people appointed to perform any service; a delegation; an embassy.
    • Francis Bacon
      In these ships there should be a mission of three of the fellows or brethren of Solomon's house.
  6. (obsolete) dismissal; discharge from service
  7. A settlement or building serving as a base for missionary work.
    Many cities across the Americas grew from Spanish missions.

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mission (third-person singular simple present missions, present participle missioning, simple past and past participle missioned)

  1. (transitive) To send on a mission.
  2. do missionary work, proselytize

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FinnishEdit

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mission

  1. Genitive singular form of missio.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French mission, borrowed from Latin missiō, missiōnem

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mission f (plural missions)

  1. mission (duty that involves fulfilling a request)
  2. mission (religious evangelism)

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French mission, borrowed from Latin missiō, missiōnem.

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mission f (plural missions)

  1. (Jersey) mission

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin missiō, missiōnem.

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mission f (oblique plural missions, nominative singular mission, nominative plural missions)

  1. expense; cost; outlay

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mission c

  1. (countable) a mission; a purpose or duty, a task set by an employer
  2. (uncountable) mission; religious evangelism
    inre mission
    domestic mission (evangelizing within the home country)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of mission 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mission missionen missioner missionerna
Genitive missions missionens missioners missionernas

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