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English definition of “missionary”

missionary

noun [C]     /ˈmɪʃ.ən.ri/ US  /-er.i/
a person who has been sent to a foreign country to teach their religion to the people who live there: He did missionary work for the Presbyterian Church in Alaska.Followers of religious groups
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