missionary

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Etymology[edit]

mission +‎ -ary

Noun[edit]

missionary (plural missionaries)

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

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