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1. A permanent diplomatic legation established in a foreign country.
2. A religious group especially of Christians sent to a foreign country for missionary service.
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1. (Journalism & Publishing) a body of persons sent to a non-Christian country in order to propagate Christianity
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a diplomatic or other mission sent by one country to another
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a group or committee of persons sent to a foreign country to conduct negotiations, establish relations, provide technical assistance, or the like.
2. a specific task that a person or group of persons is sent to perform.
3. a permanent diplomatic establishment abroad; embassy.
4. a group of persons sent by a church to carry on religious work, esp. evangelization in foreign lands, and often to establish schools, hospitals, etc.
5. the place of work of such persons, or the territory of their responsibility.
6. a military operational task, usu. assigned by a higher headquarters: a bombing mission.
7. an aerospace operation designed to carry out the goals of a specific program.
8. an allotted or self-imposed duty or task; calling: one's mission in life.
9. a place for evangelical and philanthropic work, esp. in a poor urban area.
10. a series of special religious services for increasing religious devotion and for conversion.
11. a church or region with a nonresident minister or priest.adj.
12. of or pertaining to a mission.
13. (usu. cap.) of or designating a style of U.S. furniture of the early 20th century, developed in supposed imitation of the furnishings of Spanish missions in California and characterized by simple, rectilinear shapes and the use of dark, stained oak.
[1590–1600; < Latin missiō a sending off =mitt(ere) to send + -tiō -tion]
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|Noun||1.||foreign mission - an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work|
|2.||foreign mission - a permanent diplomatic mission headed by a minister|
diplomatic mission - a mission serving diplomatic ends
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