missive missive  /ˈmɪs ɪv/


  • (n) a written message addressed to a person or organization


  1. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs later told reporters that nobody not even the President knew the contents of the sealed missive.
  2. A gastropod with a chip on its shell wirelessly picks up a message from one reader and eventually moseys 50 cm to the other, at which point the missive dashes over the Internet.
  3. Kinsley's latest missive in time falls prey to one of the oldest traps in economics--Frdric Bastiat's broken-window fallacy.


  1. Letters To The Editor For June 22

    It is time for my semi-annual missive. In regard to Mr. Davis’ LOL letter regarding the Fox Channel being the most-watched (June 15).
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Hood River News

  2. NBA Live 14 only on Xbox One, PS4

    Sean O'Brien, executive producer on NBA Live 14 , has published a missive stating that NBA Live 14 will be exclusive to next-generation consoles - no Xbox 360 and PS3 versions are planned. "The vision is a simple one: To create a great basketball game exclusively for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4," O'Brien wrote . "The great news for me is that EA SPORTS is 100% committed to rebuilding NBA LIVE ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Joystiq

  3. Pro Bono Lawyer Fights C&D With Humor

    Zordak writes "When Jake Freivald received a questionable Cease and Desist letter from a big-firm attorney, demanding that he immediately relinquish rights to his website http://westorage.info, his pro-bono lawyer decided to treat the letter like the joke that it was. In a three-page missive, the lawyer points out the legal, constitutional, and ethical problems with the letter that led him to ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Slashdot


  1. "The reason he insisted on landing in Rome or in Brindisi (Italy), was to get a missive to the pope," Amato said, adding the man claimed to fear for his safety because he converted to Christianity.
    on Oct 4, 2006 By: Giuliano Amato Source: USA Today

  2. "Thomas Mann looked into the abyss Germany was standing before during his last summer stay here 75 years ago," Steinmeier said. "After his public protest against the Nazi violence in Koenigsberg, the missive 'What We Must Demand,' he found a...
    on Jul 14, 2007 By: Frank-Walter Steinmeier Source: AFP

  3. "At every opportunity, in writing, they rubbish our case, tell us that it has no merit and try to bully us on the conduct of the case," wrote Bates. "We are not responding - any missive received from them reveals inconsistencies of their...
    on Mar 8, 2008 By: Ken Bates Source: Yorkshire Post

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