The missive was received back in London by David Barrie, a senior diplomat, who appended his own note.
To blog from behind bars, Gioeli begins by writing a missive by hand.
Still, after the missive, he admitted that he did not vote for the great Barack hope.
mid-15c., "commandment," noun use of adjective (mid-15c.) meaning "sent by superior authority," from Medieval Latin missivus "for sending, sent," especially in littera missiva "letters sent," from Latin missus, past participle of mittere "to send" (see mission).