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 for Mission school
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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