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Definition of Mission


  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.
  2. That with which a messenger or agent is charged; an errand; business or duty on which one is sent; a commission.
  3. Persons sent; any number of persons appointed to perform any service; a delegation; an embassy.
  4. An assotiation or organization of missionaries; a station or residence of missionaries.
  5. An organization for worship and work, dependent on one or more churches.
  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.
  7. Dismission; discharge from service.
  8. To send on a mission.

Mission Quotations

To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Maya Angelou

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Mahatma Gandhi

Employees are a company's greatest asset - they're your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company's mission.
Anne M. Mulcahy

Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Viktor E. Frankl
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Mission Translations

mission in Dutch is missie, opdracht, zending
mission in French is mission
mission in German is Auftrag {m}
mission in Italian is missione
mission in Norwegian is oppdrag
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