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Em"is*sa*ry (?), n.; pl. Emissaries (#). [L. emissarius, fr. emittere, emissum, to send out: cf. F. émissaire. See Emit.] An agent employed to advance, in a covert manner, the interests of his employers; one sent out by any power that is at war with another, to create dissatisfaction among the people of the latter.
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Buzzing emissaries fill the ears
Of listening crowds with jealousies and fears.

Syn. -- Emissary, Spy. A spy is one who enters an enemy's camp or territories to learn the condition of the enemy; an emissary may be a secret agent appointed not only to detect the schemes of an opposing party, but to influence their councils. A spy must be concealed, or he suffers death; an emissary may in some cases be known as the agent of an adversary without incurring similar hazard.
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Em"is*sa*ry, a. 1. Exploring; spying. B. Jonson.
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2. (Anat.) Applied to the veins which pass out of the cranium through apertures in its walls.
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