Meaning of “missionary” in the English Dictionary

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missionarynoun [ C ]

us /ˈmɪʃ·əˌner·i/

a person who has been sent to a place, usually a foreign country, to teach a religion to the people who live there:

Pearl Buck was raised in China, where her parents were Christian missionaries.

(Definition of “missionary” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)