Mission

Definition of Mission

Mis´sion
n.1.The act of sending, or the state of being sent; a being sent or delegated by authority, with certain powers for transacting business; comission.
Whose glorious deeds, but in these fields of late,
Made emulous missions 'mongst the gods themselves.
- Shak.
2.That with which a messenger or agent is charged; an errand; business or duty on which one is sent; a commission.
How to begin, how to accomplish best
His end of being on earth, and mission high.
- Milton.
3.Persons sent; any number of persons appointed to perform any service; a delegation; an embassy; as, the Russian mission to the United Nations.
In these ships there should be a mission of three of the fellows or brethren of Solomon's house.
- Bacon.
4.An assotiation or organization of missionaries; a station or residence of missionaries.
5.An organization for worship and work, dependent on one or more churches.
6.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.
7.Dismission; discharge from service.
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.
v. t.1.To send on a mission.

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