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emissary

em·is·sar·y

emissary

pronunciation:
e mih seI ri
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: emissaries
definition: an agent sent to represent, or engage in some activity such as negotiations on behalf of, another person or group, esp. a government.
synonyms:
agent, ambassador, delegate, envoy, intermediary, representative
similar words:
deputy, diplomat, mediator, messenger
Word Parts
The word emissary contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
-ary2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person, thing, or place associated with