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Definition of messenger:

  1. A hawser passed round the capstan, and having its two ends lashed together to form an endless rope or chain; - formerly used for heaving in the cable.
  2. A person appointed to perform certain ministerial duties under bankrupt and insolvent laws, such as to take charge og the estate of the bankrupt or insolvent.
  3. One who bears a message; the bearer of a verbal or written communication, notice, or invitation, from one person to another, or to a public body; specifically, an office servant who bears messages.
  4. One who, or that which, foreshows, or foretells.


errand boy, commissionaire, minister, internuncio, crier, boy, runner, intermediary, courier, over, runner, transporter, emissary, gofer, flag-bearer, angel, prophet.

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