Mis·sion·ary n.; pl. Missionaries One who is sent on a mission; especially, one sent to propagate religion.
Missionary apostolic, a Roman Catholic missionary sent by commission from the pope.
Mis·sion·a·ry, a. Of or pertaining to missions; as, a missionary meeting; a missionary fund.
n 1: someone who attempts to convert others to a particular
doctrine or program
2: someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or
charitable mission to a foreign country [syn: missioner]