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EMISSARY. One who is sent from one power or government into another nation for the purpose of spreading false rumors and to cause alarm. He differs from a spy. (q.v.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(10) Mancio Ito, the thirteen-year-old chief emissary, was a cousin of the former feudal lord (damiyo) of Hyuga and a relative of Otomo Sorin of Bungo.
He said the emissary was an urban leader whom he presented as a witness to the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG).
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'I cannot disclose the identity yet since we are still conducting a case buildup against the emissary involved,' said BI port operations division chief Marc Red Marinas.
Immigration Service denied a work visa petition for Amir Yarchi, C= incinnati's Community Emissary from Israel.
Moreover, many of these hominid fossils have two small openings for "emissary" veins penetrating the skull at the top and back.
Caoagdan said a New People's Army (NPA) emissary informed him that rebels holding PO1 Bristol Catalan wanted to open communication lines with him.
Rabbi Danny Cohen, a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary to Hebron, received an eviction notice demanding he remove his mobile prayer structure from the city, WorldNetDaily reported.
According to Dickson Hermoso, a retired military officer who is now an assistant secretary in the Office of the Presidential Assistant on the Peace Process, contact with the Maute group was established through an emissary on Saturday to negotiate the setting up of a peace corridor.