English: what is a “missive?”

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions “missive”.

A missive is a written message: a letter. It may be more formal than casual, perhaps urgent rather than entertaining.


Barber, Katherine et at. Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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