Part of speech: adjective

Sent or designed to be sent.

Part of speech: noun

That which is sent; a letter.

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Usage examples "missive":

  1. He waited while I read the missive. - "A Fool and His Money", George Barr McCutcheon.
  2. The latest of them, the King's Missive, originally contributed to the Memorial History of Boston in 1880, and reprinted the next year in a volume with other poems, has been the occasion of a rather lively controversy. - "Brief History of English and American Literature", Henry A. Beers.
  3. They found destruction amid the trenches and on the pikes in the way, and with broken ranks and fearful confusion, fell or fled under the missive weapons which poured on them from a neighboring hill. - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.