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Mission

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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mis=sion

CIDE DICTIONARY

Missionn. [L. missio, fr. mittere, missum, to send: cf. F. mission. See Missile.].
  •  The act of sending, or the state of being sent; a being sent or delegated by authority, with certain powers for transacting business; comission.  [1913 Webster]
    "Whose glorious deeds, but in these fields of late,
    Made emulous missions 'mongst the gods themselves.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  That with which a messenger or agent is charged; an errand; business or duty on which one is sent; a commission.  [1913 Webster]
    "How to begin, how to accomplish best
    His end of being on earth, and mission high.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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]
    "In these ships there should be a mission of three of the fellows or brethren of Solomon's house."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An assotiation or organization of missionaries; a station or residence of missionaries.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An organization for worship and work, dependent on one or more churches.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Dismission; discharge from service.  [1913 Webster]
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.
Missionv. t. 
     To send on a mission.  Keats.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Mission, n.
1 a a particular task or goal assigned to a person or group. b a journey undertaken as part of this. c a person's vocation (mission in life).
2 a military or scientific operation or expedition for a particular purpose.
3 a body of persons sent, esp. to a foreign country, to conduct negotiations etc.
4 a a body sent to propagate a religious faith. b a field of missionary activity. c a missionary post or organization. d a place of worship attached to a mission.
5 a particular course or period of preaching, services, etc., undertaken by a parish or community.

Etymology
F mission or L missio f. mittere miss- send

THESAURUS

Mission

accredit, action, activity, adventure, agency, agentship, aim, air cover, air raid, air support, allegiance, amphibious operations, art, assign, assigned task, assignment, authority, authorization, authorize, basilica, bethel, bombing, bounden duty, brevet, burden, business, busywork, call of duty, calling, care, career, career building, careerism, cathedral, cathedral church, chare, charge, charter, chore, church, church house, combined operations, commission, commissioning, commit, commitment, committee, consign, consignment, conventicle, cover, craft, cure, dedication, deference, delegate, delegated authority, delegation, deputation, depute, deputize, detach, detail, devoir, devolute, devolution, devolve, devolve upon, devolvement, devotion, dry run, duomo, duties and responsibilities, duty, embassy, empower, empowerment, emprise, entrust, entrusting, entrustment, errand, ethics, executorship, exequatur, exercise, expedition, exploration, factorship, fealty, fish to fry, fluid operations, full power, function, game, give in charge, group, handicraft, homage, homework, house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, imperative, job, job of work, jurisdiction, kirk, labor, legation, license, lieutenancy, lifework, line, line of business, line of duty, line of work, logistics, loyalty, make-work, mandate, maneuver, maneuvers, matters in hand, meetinghouse, metier, military operations, milk run, ministry, minor basilica, minor operations, movement, must, mystery, number, objective, obligation, occupation, odd job, office, onus, operation, operations, ought, overseas operations, patriarchal basilica, piece of work, pilgrimage, place, place of worship, plenipotentiary power, post, power of attorney, power to act, practice, procuration, profession, project, proxy, purpose, pursuit, purview, quest, racket, reconnaissance, reconnaissance mission, regency, regentship, respect, responsibility, scramble, self-imposed duty, send out, service, shuttle raid, sortie, specialization, specialty, staff work, stint, strafing, subcommittee, task, things to do, trade, training mission, transfer, trust, trusteeship, umbrella, undertaking, vicarious authority, vocation, walk, walk of life, war game, war plans, warrant, work

ROGET THESAURUS

Mission

Business

N business, occupation, employment, pursuit, what one is doing, what one is about, affair, concern, matter, case, matter in hand, irons in the fire, thing to do, agendum, task, work, job, chore, errand, commission, mission, charge, care, duty, part, role, cue, province, function, lookout, department, capacity, sphere, orb, field, line, walk, walk of life, beat, round, routine, race, career, office, place, post, chargeship, incumbency, living, situation, berth, employ, service, engagement, undertaking, vocation, calling, profession, cloth, faculty, industry, art, industrial arts, craft, mystery, handicraft, trade, exercise, work, avocation, press of business, businesslike, workaday, professional, official, functional, busy, on hand, in hand, in one's hands, afoot, on foot, on the anvil, going on, acting, in the course of business, all in one's day's work, professionally Adj, a business with an income at its heels, amoto quaeramus seria ludo, par negotiis neque supra.

Commission

N commission, delegation, consignment, assignment, procuration, deputation, legation, mission, embassy, agency, agentship, power of attorney, clerkship, surrogacy, errand, charge, brevet, diploma, exequatur, permit, appointment, nomination, designation, return, charter, ordination, installation, inauguration, investiture, swearing-in, accession, coronation, enthronement, vicegerency, regency, regentship, viceroy, consignee, deputy, agent, delegate, consignee, commissioned, per procurationem.


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