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 for Mission
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mission \Mis"sion\, n. [L. missio, fr. mittere, missum, to send:
     cf. F. mission. See Missile.]
     1. The act of sending, or the state of being sent; a being
        sent or delegated by authority, with certain powers for
        transacting business; comission.
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              Whose glorious deeds, but in these fields of late,
              Made emulous missions 'mongst the gods themselves.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. That with which a messenger or agent is charged; an
        errand; business or duty on which one is sent; a
        commission.
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              How to begin, how to accomplish best
              His end of being on earth, and mission high.
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. Persons sent; any number of persons appointed to perform
        any service; a delegation; an embassy; as, the Russian
        mission to the United Nations.
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              In these ships there should be a mission of three of
              the fellows or brethren of Solomon's house. --Bacon.
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     4. An assotiation or organization of missionaries; a station
        or residence of missionaries.
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     5. An organization for worship and work, dependent on one or
        more churches.
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     6. A course of extraordinary sermons and services at a
        particular place and time for the special purpose of
        quickening the faith and zeal participants, and of
        converting unbelievers. --Addis & Arnold.
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     7. Dismission; discharge from service. [Obs.]
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     Mission school.
        (a) A school connected with a mission and conducted by
            missionaries.
        (b) A school for the religious instruction of children not
            having regular church privileges.
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     Syn: Message; errand; commission; deputation.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mission \Mis"sion\, v. t.
     To send on a mission. [Mostly used in the form of the past
     participle.] --Keats.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mission
      n 1: an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to
           carry on religious work [syn: mission, missionary post,
           missionary station, foreign mission]
      2: an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; "the
         planes were on a bombing mission" [syn: mission, military
         mission]
      3: a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a
         confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a
         message" [syn: mission, charge, commission]
      4: the organized work of a religious missionary [syn: mission,
         missionary work]
      5: a group of representatives or delegates [syn: deputation,
         commission, delegation, delegacy, mission]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  199 Moby Thesaurus words for "mission":
     accredit, action, activity, adventure, agency, agentship, aim,
     air cover, air raid, air support, allegiance,
     amphibious operations, art, assign, assigned task, assignment,
     authority, authorization, authorize, basilica, bethel, bombing,
     bounden duty, brevet, burden, business, busywork, call of duty,
     calling, care, career, career building, careerism, cathedral,
     cathedral church, chare, charge, charter, chore, church,
     church house, combined operations, commission, commissioning,
     commit, commitment, committee, consign, consignment, conventicle,
     cover, craft, cure, dedication, deference, delegate,
     delegated authority, delegation, deputation, depute, deputize,
     detach, detail, devoir, devolute, devolution, devolve,
     devolve upon, devolvement, devotion, dry run, duomo,
     duties and responsibilities, duty, embassy, empower, empowerment,
     emprise, entrust, entrusting, entrustment, errand, ethics,
     executorship, exequatur, exercise, expedition, exploration,
     factorship, fealty, fish to fry, fluid operations, full power,
     function, game, give in charge, group, handicraft, homage,
     homework, house of God, house of prayer, house of worship,
     imperative, job, job of work, jurisdiction, kirk, labor, legation,
     license, lieutenancy, lifework, line, line of business,
     line of duty, line of work, logistics, loyalty, make-work, mandate,
     maneuver, maneuvers, matters in hand, meetinghouse, metier,
     military operations, milk run, ministry, minor basilica,
     minor operations, movement, must, mystery, number, objective,
     obligation, occupation, odd job, office, onus, operation,
     operations, ought, overseas operations, patriarchal basilica,
     piece of work, pilgrimage, place, place of worship,
     plenipotentiary power, post, power of attorney, power to act,
     practice, procuration, profession, project, proxy, purpose,
     pursuit, purview, quest, racket, reconnaissance,
     reconnaissance mission, regency, regentship, respect,
     responsibility, scramble, self-imposed duty, send out, service,
     shuttle raid, sortie, specialization, specialty, staff work, stint,
     strafing, subcommittee, task, things to do, trade,
     training mission, transfer, trust, trusteeship, umbrella,
     undertaking, vicarious authority, vocation, walk, walk of life,
     war game, war plans, warrant, work
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Mission, OR -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Oregon
     Population (2000):    1019
     Housing Units (2000): 336
     Land area (2000):     7.644868 sq. miles (19.800116 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    7.644868 sq. miles (19.800116 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            49000
     Located within:       Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
     Location:             45.666940 N, 118.672899 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Mission, OR
      Mission
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Mission, SD -- U.S. city in South Dakota
     Population (2000):    904
     Housing Units (2000): 339
     Land area (2000):     0.593427 sq. miles (1.536968 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.593427 sq. miles (1.536968 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            42940
     Located within:       South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
     Location:             43.306758 N, 100.656481 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     57555
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Mission, SD
      Mission
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Mission, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    9727
     Housing Units (2000): 5329
     Land area (2000):     2.529158 sq. miles (6.550488 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.529158 sq. miles (6.550488 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            47225
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             39.025572 N, 94.656056 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     66205
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Mission, KS
      Mission
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Mission, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    45408
     Housing Units (2000): 17723
     Land area (2000):     24.128675 sq. miles (62.492979 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.007331 sq. miles (0.018988 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    24.136006 sq. miles (62.511967 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            48768
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             26.211402 N, 98.321277 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Mission, TX
      Mission
  

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