Meaning of “missive” in the English Dictionary

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"missive" in British English

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missivenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmɪs.ɪv/ us /ˈmɪs.ɪv/

an official, formal, or long letter:

She sent a ten-page missive to the committee, detailing her objections.

(Definition of “missive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)