Notebook, 1993-



Assigned or self-imposed Duty, Task, Operations, Purpose, Goal, etc. . . . Philanthropic, Diplomatic, Religious, Military, Political, etc.

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Mission n. 1. a group of persons acting on behalf of a government in a foreign country or outside their own territory. 2. a specific task that a person or group of persons is sent to perform. 2. a permanent diplomatic establishment abroad. 4. Mi.. an operational task, usually assigned by a higher headquarters. 5. Rocketry. a. a rocket flight or trip. b. the tasks, tests, experiments, etc., that such a flight or its astronauts are to perform. 6. a body of persons sent by a church to carry on religious work, esp. evangelization in foreign lands. 7. the place of operation of such persons, or the territory for which they are responsible. 8. a place for evangelical and philanthropic work, esp. in the poorer urban areas. 9. a church or a region with a nonresident minister or priest. 10. a series of special religious services for increasing religious devotion and for conversion. 11. an assigned or self-imposed duty or task. - adj. 12. [usually ca .] noting or pertaining to a style of American furniture of the early 20th c., created in supposd imitation of the furnishings of the Spanish missions of Califiornia and characterized by the use of dark, stained wood, by heaviness, and by extreme plainness. [ < L m issión- (s. of missió) a sending off = miss(us) sent [ptp. of mittere] + -ión- -ION] [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House,1968.]



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