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EtymologyEdit

mission +‎ -ary

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missionary (countable and uncountable, plural missionaries)

  1. One who is sent on a mission.
  2. A person who travels attempting to spread a religion or a creed.
    A missionary was just trying to convert me to his religion.
  3. (derogatory) A religious messenger.
  4. (uncountable) The missionary position for sexual intercourse.

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missionary (not comparable)

  1. Relating to a (religious) mission

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